Seed Awards provide responsive, flexible funding, enabling researchers to develop a novel idea to a position where they would be able to be competitive for a larger award from the Wellcome Trust, or another source.
Applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations funding are encouraged. Researchers at the start of their independent careers or those who wish to develop innovative ideas outside of their discipline or area of expertise are encouraged to apply.
Seed Awards are worth up to £100,000 and are normally for up to two years. They can provide funding for the direct costs of carrying out the research, including:
- materials and consumables;
- research assistance;
- fieldwork and data collection;
- travel, including travel to meetings.
Awards are not intended to serve as short-term fellowships or to provide bridge funding. They cannot be used to pay your personal salary costs.