Research grants

This page contains information about funding calls from the Wellcome Trust and The UK Research Councils (MRCBBSRCEPSRCESRC) relevant to researchers at ICH/GOSH. We have a dedicated page to NIHR funding calls and NIHR Fellowship calls.

If you would like assistance in searching for a potential funder or support with your application please email: We also email a fortnightly bulletin of funding opportunities relevant to ICH/GOSH researchers. If you would like to join the mailing list, please email

Wellcome Trust Research Grants

Seed awards in Science

Seed Awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to the Wellcome Trust or elsewhere.

Seed Awards in Science Deadlines: 22 March 2018; 5 July 2018

Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science Deadline: To be announced early 2018

Collaborative Awards in Science

Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery. They 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.

Collaborative Awards in Science Deadline: 24 April 2018

Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science Deadline: Currently closed

Investigator Awards

Investigator Awards in Science offer flexible funding support to researchers at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to the remit of the Wellcome Trust.

Investigator Awards in Science Deadline: 12 March 2018

Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science Deadline: Currently closed

Public Engagement Fund

This funding is for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research.

Public Engagement Fund Deadline: No set deadline, you can apply at any time


Research grants and Programme grantsDeadlines by board:

Molecular and Cellular Medicine Deadlines: 2 May 2018; 5 September 2018; 3 January 2019; 2 May 2019

Infections and Immunity Deadlines: 16 May 2018; 19 September 2018; 9 January 2019; 16 May 2019

Population and Systems Medicine Board Deadlines: 23 May 2018; 26 September 2018; 16 January 2019; 23 May 2019 

Neurosciences and Mental Health Deadlines: 30 May 2018; 3 October 2018; 23 January 2019; 30 May 2019

Biomedical Catalyst: Developmental Pathway Funding Scheme (DPFS) Deadlines: 28 March 2018; 25 July 2018; 28 November 2018; 28 March 2019

Biomedical Catalyst: Regenerative Medicine Research Committee Deadlines: 14 March 2018; 4 July 2018; 14 November 2018; 14 March 2019

Methodology Research Programme Deadlines: 20 June 2018; 14 November 2018; 19 June 2019

New Investigator Research Grants Deadlines by board (above).

UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative - Deadline: 8 February 2018

Cross-disciplinary mental health network plus callDeadline: 22 March 2018

MRC funding streams to support Global Health research have open competitions now. To find out more, visit the MRC Global Health webpages.


Research grant applications can be submitted on any topic within the BBSRC portfolio.

Response Mode Deadlines: 24 April 2018


Healthcare Technologies theme strategy Deadline: No set deadline, you can submit at any time

Visit the EPSRC website for further details of funding calls.


Research Grants Deadline: No set deadline, you can submit at any time.

Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million. There is considerable flexibility when it comes to subject area, as long as you always make sure that your suggested topic falls within ESRC's remit.