The Wellcome Trust is an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health.
The Trust provides more than £700 million (approx AUD $1.3 billion) a year to support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine. Approximately 21% of the Trust’s current grant funding supports research outside the UK.
Funding schemes provide support for individual researchers, teams, resources, seed ideas and places. The Trust also funds major initiatives in areas which are strategically important, by invitation, however is open to discussing ideas that fit with its strategic priorities.