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Apply for the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards in Science

Deadline: 20 June 2016

Wellcome Trust is accepting applications for its Seed Awards in science to provide responsive, flexible funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position. The Award encourages applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across the Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations funding.

The Trust encourages researchers at the start of their independent careers and those who wish to develop innovative ideas outside of their discipline or area of expertise

Award Information

Seed Awards are worth up to £100,000 and are normally for up to two years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible, Applicants must: hold an appointment at an eligible institution in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country, not be based at a core-funded research institute. Also, the applicant must receive personal salary support from your host institution for the duration of the award, which must not come from Wellcome Trust funding (e.g. Institutional Strategic Support Fund). Alternatively, you may hold a personal award or fellowship if this provides your salary but no substantive research expenses. The applicant must not currently hold significant funding for research (as a guide, broadly equivalent to the level of the Seed Award), or have held such funding in the 12 months before the application closing date.
  • Applicants can only hold a Seed Award once in their career.
  • The award expects applicants to typically have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree (e.g. an MD).
  • Applicants are based in a low- or middle-income country in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia or South Asia (with the exception of India).
  • If applicants are based in a low- or middle-income country outside the areas mentioned above, you are eligible to apply only if you are carrying out research in the fields of public health and tropical medicine. These research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either animal or human) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory-based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered.

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