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Wellcome Accelerator Awards

Application Deadline: 18 June 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 Wellcome Accelerator Awards. This scheme will support researchers of Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage in the UK to undertake activities that put them in a stronger position to reach their next career stage. The funding can be used for research or research-adjacent activities, such as training, secondments, and networking.

Requirements

The lead applicant must: 

  • Self-identify as being from a:
    • Black heritage background, including a mixed heritage background. For example, Black African; Black Caribbean; Black Other; Mixed background (must include Black African, Black Caribbean or other Black backgrounds). 
    • Bangladeshi heritage background, including a mixed heritage background. For example, Bangladeshi Other; Mixed background (must include Bangladeshi backgrounds). 
    • Pakistani heritage background, including a mixed heritage background. For example, Pakistani Other; Mixed background (must include Pakistani backgrounds). 
  • Currently be working in or ordinarily resident in the UK. 
  • Have completed a substantive period of research training relevant to their discipline; you must have a PhD or equivalent higher research degree. If you have studied for a PhD then you must have completed your viva. You should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of research methodology and evidence of project delivery and analysis.

Where you’re based

You must be currently working in or ordinarily resident in the UK.

Your administering organisation must be in the UK.

Your nationality

Any nationality is eligible, as long as you meet the conditions outlined above for the lead applicant.

Type of organisation 

You must be based at an eligible host organisation that can sign up to our grant conditions. 

It can be a: 

  • higher education institution 
  • research institute 
  • non-academic healthcare organisation
  • not-for-profit organisation 

More Info: Wellcome Accelerator Awards

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