[ Wellcome Trust - Innovator awards | Research funding ]


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Date and time 31.10.2020  
Category Call for proposal

The UK-based charity, Wellcome Trust, launched the Innovator Awards to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on human health. You can work in any discipline on any type of technology:

  • Priority focus areas: diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, but also neglected tropical diseases, neurological disorders and rare diseases. Applications from other areas may be considered.
  • Examples of technologies: therapeutics (small molecules or biologics), vaccines, device, digital technology and regenerative medicine. 
Who can apply:
  • Researchers worldwide and not established commercial organisation without working capital
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration grants: must include researchers from at least 2 different scientific disciplines and at least 1 outside the life sciences.
  • A Letter of Institutional Support is compulsory for applicants who do not hold a tenured or permanent post.
  • If you already hold an Innovator Award, you can apply again, but for a different innovation.
Funding & Duration:
  • Individual grants: Max. £500,000 for up to 24 months
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations: Max £750,000 for up to 36 months
Eligible costs:
  • salary (except for PI holding a tenured or permanent post), materials and consumables, animals, access charges to equipment and facilities, travel and subsistence, publications costs and other.
  • Does NOT cover overheads and large equipment.
Rolling call: you can apply any time.
For more information and application, please visit the call webpage and have a look at supported projects.

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