Wellcome Trust: Seeking Applications for Seed Awards in Science

Deadline: 22 March 2018

Wellcome Trust is currently seeking applications for its Seed Awards in Science to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.


  • pilot and scoping studies
  • preliminary data gathering
  • proof-of-principle studies
  • planning sessions
  • collaborative network meetings.

Funding Information

A Seed Award in Science is worth up to £100,000 for duration of up to two years.


  • research expenses, including research assistance
  • staff
  • materials and consumables
  • animals
  • equipment
  • access charges
  • research management and support costs
  • travel and subsistence
  • overseas allowances
  • fieldwork expenses
  • publication costs
  • clinical research costs
  • other costs

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a Seed Award in Science, applicant must:

  • have completed a PhD or an equivalent higher degree
  • be based at a host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (apart from India). However, applicants can’t usually apply if they have access to support from a core-funded research organisation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit applications online via given website.

For more information, please visit Seed Awards in Science.

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