April 2019 round: 25 July 2019, 17:00 BST.



(Fully  Funded)


Collaborative Awards in Science

Welcome Trust is a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent, And 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.

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Wellcome Trust encourages interdisciplinary research collaborations, although they are not essential, We also encourage applications that propose interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Science and Innovations teams, And review

  1. the track records of all team members, relative to their career stage.
  2. the importance of your research question(s) to your field(s).
  3. the feasibility of your proposal.
  4. the suitability of the environments in which you and your team members do the research.
  5. the time you and your team members will spend on the Collaborative Award, and how it fits in with other academic commitments.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Basic, Clinical, Public health
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Genetics, Genomics and Population Research
  • Immune System in Health and Disease
  • Molecular Basis of Cell Function
  • Pathogen Biology and Disease Transmission
  • Physiology in Health and Disease

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Duration of funding: Up to 5 years.

Timeline of April 2019 round

  • Preliminary application deadline: 30 April 2019, 17:00 BST.

  • Full application deadline: 25 July 2019, 17:00 BST.

  • Shortlisting: September 2019.

  • Interviews: 3–5 December 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland, or a low- or middle-income country.
  • 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 approach.
  • Each applicant in your team must: 
  1. Be essential to the proposed collaborative research.
  2. Bring different expertise to the research question.
  3. Have proven research experience in their field and in collaborative research.
  4. Be leading their own research groups.
  • All applicants must be based at eligible organizations, You can all be based in the same or in different organizations.
  • 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.
  • If you 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, This only applies if you’re based in the UK or a low- or middle-income country, Your host organization must confirm details about your employment contract.
  • Your proposal should describe a significant piece of work that addresses the most important questions, in an area relevant to the mission of the Wellcome Trust.
  • You should be able to demonstrate why the scientific problem you are tackling can only be solved through an integrated, collaborative team effort.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Level of funding: Up to £4 million.

Research expenses, including research assistance

  1. Staff.
  2. Materials and consumables.
  3. Animals.
  4. Equipment.
  5. Access charges.
  6. Research management and support costs.
  7. Travel and subsistence.
  8. Overseas allowances.
  9. Fieldwork expenses.
  10. Inflation allowance.
  11. Publication costs.
  12. Clinical research costs.
  13. Other costs.

How to Apply

You should discuss the scope of your proposal and suitability for the scheme with us before you submit your full application, Please contact the relevant member of our Science division.

First Step: Submit your preliminary application

You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab), View the Sample preliminary application form for Collaborative Awards in Science [PDF 138KB].

Second Step: Shortlisting

If eligible, our senior science staff may assess your proposal’s initial suitability and competitiveness for the scheme.

Third Step: Submit your full application

If your preliminary application is successful, we’ll invite you to submit a full application, View the Sample full application form for Collaborative Awards in Science [PDF 317KB].

Fourth Step: Scientific review

If shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview, We’ll give you at least two weeks’ notice.

Fifth Step: External written peer review

If peer reviews indicate that your application is not competitive, it will be withdrawn at this stage.

sixth step: Interview

You will be interviewed by our Science Interview Panel at the Wellcome offices in London.

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