Funding brief: Seed Awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.
Your research proposal must be within our scientific remit.
These awards give researchers the opportunity to use innovative methodologies and carry out a broad range of activities, such as:
● Pilot and scoping studies
● Preliminary data gathering
● Proof-of-principle studies
● Planning sessions
● Collaborative network meetings.
Donor Name: Wellcome Trust (WT)
Funding name: Seed Awards in Science
Deadline: They consider applications three times a year. You must submit your application by 17:00 (GMT/BST) on the deadline day.
● July 2018 round: 5th, July, 2018, 17:00 BST
● October 2018 round: 2nd, October, 2018, 17:00 BST
Funding details link: Click to view
Funding limit: Up to £100,000
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Up to 2 years
Eligible organization: As below
● You can apply for a Seed Award if you’re a researcher who wants to develop a novel idea that will go on to form part of a larger grant application to Wellcome or elsewhere.
● To be eligible, you must have a PhD or an equivalent higher degree.
● For the duration of the award, you must have:
An academic or research post and receive your salary from your host organization rather than from another research grant
A personal award or fellowship that provides your salary with no or only minimal research expenses.
You must not currently receive funding at a similar level to a Seed Award in Science, or have held equivalent funding in the 12 months before the closing date for this award.
You must have enough time to commit to the award.
● They particularly encourage researchers:
At the start of their independent careers
Who want to develop ideas that are outside their discipline or area of expertise
Who propose interdisciplinary research across our funding in science and population health research, humanities and social science, and product development and applied research funding.
You can have collaborators, but you can’t submit a joint application with another person.
● Seed Awards in Science are not for:
Discrete projects with no follow-on plans
Bridge funding or short-term fellowships.
● You can’t apply if:
You’ve held a Seed Award in Science in the past
You’ve held a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship in the last 12 months
Your salary comes from Wellcome funding (eg Institutional Strategic Support Fund)
You’re employed as a postdoctoral researcher on another grant.
You can’t usually apply if you have access to support from a core-funded research organization listed below.
Eligible Country: You must be based at an eligible host organization in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (apart from India). However, you can’t usually apply if you have access to support from a core-funded research organization (see ‘Who can’t apply’ below for more details).
Submission mail: Not found
How to apply: You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).
They encourage you to check that your application is eligible and competitive by discussing your project with your:
● Head of department (or equivalent)
● Research office.
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