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Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants – deadline 12 January 2018

The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 as an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. With an endowment of around £14.5 billion, it is the UK’s largest provider of non-governmental funding for scientific research and one of the largest providers in the world. The aim of the Trust is to “achieve extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds” and as well as funding biomedical research it supports the public understanding of science.

Wellcome Trust Biomedical Resource and Technology Development Grants aim to provide support for researchers wishing to establish a new resource/technology or to refine and maintain existing resources/technology, which includes databases and collections, for the benefit of the wider scientific community.

Applicants should take into account the requirements of the research community at large and be supported by evidence of need for the resource/technology. Evidence of access and data management policies that can enable optimal use of these resources/technologies will be required, together with business plans that address sustainability in the medium to long term.

Applicants in the UK who meet the Trust’s standard eligibility criteria and have a track record in obtaining grant funding can apply.

Researchers in low or middle-income countries may be eligible to apply if they have a track record of Trust funding or if they can demonstrate that they have established a strong track record of independent research achievement.

Up to five years’ support is available and grants can be up to £1.5 million.

Applicants must submit a preliminary application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker system by the closing date of 12 January 2018.

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