Funding opportunity: Innovator Awards, Wellcome Trust

Published 26 April 2017

Innovator Awards

Supporting researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations with significant impact on human health.  Current focus areas: mental health, neurological disorders and neglected tropical diseases.

Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are developing healthcare innovations that could have a major and measurable impact on human health.

Individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organisations can apply. Organisations can be of any size, based anywhere in the world.

An Innovator Award can be up to £500,000 and usually lasts up to 24 months. The applicant can work in any discipline on any type of technology.

Examples of technologies include therapeutics (small molecules or biologics); vaccines; diagnostics; devices; digital technology; regenerative medicine.

The work proposed must be essential for developing your healthcare innovation.

Focus areas

At the moment, Wellcome Trust is particularly interested in healthcare innovations that address problems in: mental health; neurological disorders; neglected tropical diseases.

Proposals from multidisciplinary collaborators from the same or different organisations as well as partnerships between not-for-profit and commercial organisations are particularly encouraged.

There are no deadlines for this scheme – you can apply online at any time.