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Wellcome Trust Awards

Newcastle University holds two awards from the Wellcome Trust to support our research.

Our Faculty holds two Wellcome Trust awards:

Newcastle Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership

The Newcastle Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership (WTTP) enhances Newcastle University’s translational activities. It does this in the “invention to proof of concept” landscape. Researchers gain mentorship, support and expertise to advance scientific discoveries towards real-world impact.

The partnership is arranged around four strategic themes:

  • promoting translational engagement, mentorship and development as part of our Translational Explorer Portfolio
  • using strategic funds to support translational activities
  • extending our network and portfolio of partners to provide expertise to projects
  • enhancing our institutional translational readiness

We announce funding calls periodically. Support for mentorship and external engagement is available through the Translational Explorer Portfolio. This is available at all times.

For information email Dr Susan Howard, Early Translational Research Funding Development Manager, or Dr Dale Athey, Senior Translator in Residence.

Institutional Strategic Support Fund

We benefit hugely from this flexible funding which is used to invest and promote areas of strategic importance.

Wellcome provides a funding allocation which is matched by the University. Our faculty uses this to fund a number of key internally administered schemes. 

A key area is in providing support for our Research Fellowship scheme.