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Cambridge Global Challenges


WT (Wellcome Trust) Seed Awards help researchers develop novel ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.


These awards give researchers the opportunity to use innovative methodologies and carry out a broad range of early research stage activities, such as:

  • pilot and scoping studies
  • preliminary data gathering
  • proof-of-principle studies
  • planning sessions
  • collaborative network meetings. 


Early career and established researchers in UK, Republic of Ireland, Low-or middle-income countries (apart from India).

Level of funding

Up to £100,000 for up to 2 years


For further information on eligibility, restrictions and application procedure please see the Wellcome Trust website.


Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges here.


Contact us

Programme Manager (Sara Serradas Duarte):​