Wellcome Trust (WT): Inviting applications for ‘Seed Awards in Science’ to help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

Funding brief: Wellcome Trust (WT) invites applications for ‘Seed Awards in Science’ to 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: March 2019 round- March, 11th, 2019, at 17:00 GMT

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: Up to £100,000

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: Up to 2 years

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
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.
You must be based at an eligible host organisation 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).

For the duration of the award, you must have:
An academic or research post and receive your salary from your host organisation rather than from another research grant
or
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.
Read Scenarios of eligible and ineligible Seed Awards in Science applicants.

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 organisation listed in the website.

Eligible Country: Where your host organization is based: UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
Apply: Click to view
Proposal Form (Form-Sample): Click to view
About: Click to view

How to apply: You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

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