Wellcome Trust Seed awards are for those who wish to get started in research. Ideal for early career researchers and first time grant applicants. Their exploratory nature gives scope for the use of bold or innovative methodologies, and a broad range of possible activities; from pilot and scoping studies, to preliminary data gathering and proof-of-principle studies, to planning sessions and meetings of collaborative networks. They are not intended to fund discrete projects with no follow-on plans. We encourage applications which propose to carry out interdisciplinary research across our Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Innovations funding.
They are particularly for researchers at the start of their independent careers or who wish to develop innovative ideas outside of their discipline or area of expertise.
Closing Date 20th June 2016