Wellcome Trust 2020 Investigator Awards in Science

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Application Deadline:16 July 2020, 17:00 BST

Investigator Awards enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.

Requirements

  • You can apply for an Investigator Award if you’re an independent researcher with a compelling research vision who wants to tackle the most important questions in your field.
  • These awards are also open to joint applications from two researchers whose complementary expertise is essential to deliver their shared vision.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

  • Tooltip ,Leading a research programme 

Where your host organisation is based:

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

Type of researcher:

  • Tooltip ,Basic  ,
  • Clinical,
  • Public health

Level of funding:

Flexible funding, up to around £3 million. Salary isn’t provided.

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 7 years

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Investigator Awards in Science

Investigator Awards enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.

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Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

  • Tooltip ,Leading a research programme 

Where your host organisation is based:

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

Type of researcher:

  • Tooltip ,Basic  ,
  • Clinical,
  • Public health

Level of funding:

Flexible funding, up to around £3 million. Salary isn’t provided.

Duration of funding:

Flexible duration, up to 7 years

Career stage and experience

We consider applications from researchers throughout their independent careers. For example, you may be a newly appointed lecturer, a mid-career researcher or a senior researcher.

If you’re in the early stages of your independent research career, you should be able to show that you can drive advances in your field of study and that you have considerable promise for the future. You should have a strong track record relative to your career stage of:

  • leading innovative and creative programmes of research
  • making important contributions to research, eg publications, patents and impacts on policy
  • securing research grant funding.

You should also be able to show that you’re developing an international reputation for excellence in your field.

If you’re a more established researcher, you should have achieved more in terms of the originality and impact of your research. You should have a track record of:

  • making significant contributions to research, eg publications, patents and impacts on policy
  • securing sustained research support from major funding bodies
  • developing and mentoring less experienced researchers.

You should have an international reputation as a research leader in your field.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Wellcome Trust 2020 Investigator Awards in Science

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