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Wellcome Awards

Explore how we use Wellcome funding to support our research.

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, including:

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

Bridging Funding Scheme

Bridging Funding supports the salaries of research and technical staff between funding contracts. In exceptional circumstances it can support new PhD graduates.

It provides employment stability and continuity in career progression for staff. It enables the University to keep key members of staff, their skills and expertise.

This scheme can support a period of up to 6 months and will cover a third of costs. Applications should be made at least one month in advance.

If you have any enquiries about Bridging Funding, please email Marjorie Holbrough.

Broadening Our Horizons Scheme

**This scheme is currently suspended. Check back for updates **

The Broadening our Horizons Scheme supports researchers at all levels. The aim is to develop their profile by cultivating networks and collaborations. The scheme is aimed at individuals who have limited funding. Applications from early career researchers are encouraged.

 The scheme provides funding to allow researchers to:
  • present their work at external conferences
  • attend specialist training courses
  • undertake short placements with external research groups to develop collaborations and learn new skills
  • enable early career researchers to seek mentorship opportunities from research leaders outside Newcastle
  • organise small meetings to bring together researchers from different disciplines
The fund may cover other meeting expenses, where no other sources exist.

This reactive scheme considers applications at all times. If you would like to apply please complete the WT ISSF Broadening our Horizons Application Form and send to Marjorie Holbrough.