The Wellcome Career Development Awards scheme provides funding for mid-career researchers from any discipline who have the potential to be international research leaders. They will develop their research capabilities, drive innovative programmes of work and deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.
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A Wellcome Career Development Award provides a salary for the grantholder (if required) and research expenses.
The grant award covers payment related to the following:
A Basic Salary (determined by your host organisation)
Continuing Professional Development And Training
Materials And Consumables
Travel And Subsistence
Open Access Charges
Clinical Research Costs
Public Engagement And Patient Involvement Costs
Contract Research Organisations
You are guaranteed an endorsement of a Global Talent visa application.
OTHER KEY DATES
NOVEMBER 2021 ROUND
16 November 2021: Application deadline
February 2022: Shortlisting
May 2022: Interviews
MARCH 2022 ROUND
29 March 2022: Application deadline
June 2022: Shortlisting
September 2022: Interviews
The duration of funding is usually 8 years, but may be less for some disciplines, and longer if held on a part-time basis.
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).