Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.
Level of funding:
£25,000 to £50,000
Duration of funding:
6 to 12 months
You can apply for a Seed Award as an individual or as part of a group. You must have a PhD or the equivalent professional experience.
You must be based at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (although collaborators can be based elsewhere).
Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.
Who can’t apply
You can’t apply if you:
- currently hold a Seed Award (although you can apply for more in the future)
- have another Wellcome Trust award, with two or more years remaining, or 18 months if it’s a fellowship
- are currently undertaking a Master’s or a PhD
- want support for an existing, rather than a new, research project
- have a discrete project, with no follow-on plans.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for proposals that aim to develop new approaches or collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and enrich our understanding of human and animal health. Activities can include:
- pilot and scoping studies
- planning sessions
- meetings of collaborative networks.
We encourage applications for interdisciplinary research across our Humanities and Social Science, Science, and Innovations funding.
Full application deadline
27 September 2016 (was 5 August 2016)
For More Information Please visit the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards Website