Preliminary application deadline: 28 April 2020, 17:00 BST

Full application deadline: July 16 2020, 17:00 BST


UK,Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from mainland China)

(Fully Funded)


Collaborative Awards in Science 2020

Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. We fund teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.This often involves collaborations across organisations, national borders, interdisciplinary science and partners outside of academia.

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You can apply for a Collaborative Award if you are part of a team of researchers who want to work together on an important scientific problem that requires a collaborative will get a fund Up to £4 million that is usually up to 5 years.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Usually up to 5 years, but can be up to 7 years in exceptional circumstances.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You can apply for a Collaborative Award if you are part of a team of researchers who want to work together on an important scientific problem.Each applicant in your team must:
    – Be essential to the proposed collaborative research
    – Bring different expertise to the research question
    – Have proven research experience in their field and in collaborative research.
    – Leading their own research group.
  • All applicants must be based at eligible organizations. You can all be based in the same or in different organisations.
  • If you’re employed at an eligible core funded-research organization, a Collaborative Award should not replace or lead to a reduction in existing or planned core support.
  • The lead applicant must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or a low- or middle-income country (apart from India or mainland China).
  • Each applicant should have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. Your salary must be paid by your host organization.
  • Team size will depend on the proposed research, but it has to be more than two people, and usually no more than seven.
  • The space and resources you need must be agreed with your host organization at the time of your application.
  • Your proposal should describe a significant piece of work that addresses the most important questions, in an area relevant to Wellcome’s mission.
  • You can’t apply to carry out activities that involve the transfer of grant funds into mainland China.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

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.
  • Inflation allowance.
  • Publication costs.
  • Clinical research costs.
  • Other costs.

How to Apply

First Step: Submit your preliminary application ,You must submit your application through Grant Tracker.

Second Step: If your preliminary application is successful, you will be invited you to submit a full application.

Third step:Complete the full application form on Grant Tracker. Submit it to the ‘authorised organisational approver’ at your host organisation for approval. Make sure you leave enough time for the approver to review and submit your application before the deadline. The approver may ask you to make changes to your application.

Fourth step:Due to COVID-19, we are not holding interviews. Candidates will be contacted with further details about the decision-making process.

Note: If you, or any other applicants, hold a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract but have to get your salary from external grant funding, you can ask us for this in your application. If this applies to you, or any other applicants on your grant, you must commit at least 10% of your working hours to this award. In this case, your host organisation must confirm details about your employment contract(s) or their policy on salary recovery costs.

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