Funded Research Fellowships in the UK and Ireland for Researchers in Science 2020

Date limite : 27 févr. 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: Wellcome Trust

Spécialités: Médecine et Santé

Niveau d'études: Doctorat

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Funded Research Fellowships in the UK and Ireland for Researchers in Science 2020

Wellcome organization announces senior research fellowships for 2020 which support independent researchers who are emerging as global leaders in their field and want to tackle the most important questions in science.

Senior Research Fellowships


  • You can apply for a senior research fellowship if you're already leading your own independent research program and you are an emerging global leader in your field.
  • You should have a higher degree (PhD or equivalent) and significant research experience.
  • You should be able to show:
  1. You have a track record of holding independent funding such as project, program or fellowship support.
  2. You have made important contributions to your area of research, for example, publications, patents, software development or an impact on health policy or practice.
  3. Your work is important, original and has an impact.
  4. You have a strong rationale for needing a research fellowship rather than taking up an established post.
  5. You're committed to developing and mentoring less experienced researchers.
  6. You must have sponsorship from a head of department or equivalent at an eligible host organization. Your host organization must be located in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country apart from mainland China.

All research proposals must:

  • Be within the science remit.
  • Describe an innovative and ambitious program of work.
  • Explain the approaches that will be used to deliver that program of work.
  • Be distinct from activities already supported by other awards.


  • A senior research fellowship is typically 5 years but can be up to 7 years if scientifically justified. After this time, you can apply for one renewal of up to 5 years.
  • The fellowship may be held on a part-time basis.
  • If you are a clinical academic, your salary should be appropriate for your clinical status and within the salary scale for academic and senior clinical lecturers.
  • From year 2 onwards, Wellcome will automatically increase your salary, based on the current inflation allowance rates.
  • Find out more about fellows working on a Wellcome grant from here.
  • The award includes your salary which includes:
  1. Your basic salary.
  2. Employer’s contributions, including any statutory obligations (eg national insurance contributions if you’re based in the UK) and pension scheme costs)
  3. Any incremental progression up the salary scale.
  4. Locally recognized allowances such as the London allowance.
  5. If Wellcome is going to pay your salary on the grant, you can ask for a visa and work permit costs to help you take up the post at your host organization. You can also ask for:
  • Visa costs for your partner and dependent children.
  • Immigration health surcharge costs for you, your partner and dependent children if you will be in the UK for six months or more.
  • Essential associated costs, such as travel to attend appointments at a visa application center or embassy if you can justify these.

About Wellcome:

Wellcome is a politically and financially independent foundation that supports researchers, takes on big health challenges, campaigns for better science and helps everyone get involved with science and health research. The foundation’s funding supports over 14,000 people in more than 70 countries. In the next five years, it aims to spend up to £5 billion helping thousands of curious, passionate people all over the world explore ideas in science, population health, medical innovation, the humanities, and social sciences and public engagement.

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