Internal briefing on Wellcome Accelerator Awards for researchers of Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage

This scheme will support researchers of Black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage in the UK to undertake activities that put them in a stronger position to reach their next career stage.

Funding can be used for research or research-adjacent activities, such as training, secondments, and networking.

This internal briefing session is aimed at potential internal applicants and at research development staff who will support applications to this scheme.

Registration is available via the event link above until Friday 12 April 2024.

Scheme at a glance

  • Funding amount: Your salary (if required) and up to £200,000 for project expenses
  • Funding duration: Up to 2 years
  • Career stage: Early career and mid-career researcher
  • Full application deadline: 18 June 2024

The lead applicant must:

  • Self-identify as being from a Black, Bangladeshi or Pakistani heritage background, more details here.
  • Currently be working in or ordinarily resident in the UK.
  • Have completed a substantive period of research training relevant to their discipline; you must have a PhD or equivalent higher research degree.

The funding is flexible and can be used for research activities or activities adjacent to research. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • developing a novel research idea, pilot, proof-of-concept, or scoping study and gathering related preliminary data
  • taking up research skills training opportunities or other appropriate courses
  • writing and (co-)authoring papers, books, articles, or funding applications
  • research time at another research institution in the UK or abroad
  • secondment opportunities for areas allied to research, for example the pharmaceutical industry or NGOs
  • planning meetings of collaborative networks or conferences

If your plan includes research activities, research in any discipline is permitted but must align with Wellcome’s Discovery Research remit.

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