Wellcome Trust’s Seed Awards in Science: Grants of up to £100,000 for Researchers in low- or middle-income Countries

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Deadline: 8 February 2016

The Wellcome Trust is currently inviting applications for its Seed Awards in Science which provide responsive, flexible funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position.

The foundation encourages applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations funding. The Foundation encourages researchers:

At the start of their independent careers
Who wish to develop innovative ideas outside of their discipline or area of expertise.
Grants available & Duration

Seed Awards are worth up to £100,000 and are normally for up to two years.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, Applicants must:
hold an appointment at an eligible institution in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country;
not be based at a core-funded research institute;
receive personal salary support from your host institution for the duration of the award, which must not come from Wellcome Trust funding (e.g. Institutional Strategic Support Fund). Alternatively, you may hold a personal award or fellowship if this provides your salary but no substantive research expenses;
not have held substantive funding for research in the 12 months before the application closing date.
Applicants can only hold a Seed Award once in your career.
The award expects applicants to typically have completed a PhD or equivalent higher degree (e.g. an MD).
If applicants are based in a low- or middle-income country in Sub-Saharan Africa, South-east Asia or South Asia (with the exception of India), you are eligible to apply if you fulfil the above eligibility criteria and are working within the Trust’s broad science funding remit.
If applicants are based in a low- or middle-income country outside the areas mentioned above, you are eligible to apply only if you are carrying out research in the fields of public health and tropical medicine. These research projects should be aimed at understanding and controlling diseases (either animal or human) of relevance to local, national or global health. This can include laboratory-based molecular analysis of field or clinical samples, but projects focused solely on studies in vitro or using animal models will not normally be considered.

How to Apply

Applicants must download the application form through the website.

For more information, click HERE

Culled from Funds for Ngos

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