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Cambridge Global Challenges


Wellcome Trust (WT) Investigator Awards enable independent researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most important questions in science.

You can apply for an Investigator Award if you're an independent researcher with a compelling research vision who wants to tackle the most important questions in your field.

These awards are also open to joint applications from two researchers whose complementary expertise is essential to deliver their shared vision.

Career stage: Leading a research programme in basic, clinical or public health research.


Researchers based int the UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- or middle-income countries (apart from India)

Level of funding

Flexible funding, up to around £3 million. Flexible duration, up to 7 years. Salary is not provided under this award scheme.

Special requirements

You must provide a statement of support and commitment from your host organisation with your application. The statement should come from the most senior person in the relevant faculty, school or division at your host organisation.


For full details of the grant scheme please see the WT website.



Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about open funding opportunities, pre-call announcements, responsive calls, studentships and awards relevant to the global...