The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol. All our funding is administered through the schemes described on this page or through the EBI Research Strands.
If you have received funding from us please see our Acknowledging EBI guidance (PDF, 283kB)
Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy: new for 2021
All peer-reviewed research articles supported in whole, or in part, by Wellcome must be freely available by the official final publication date and published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY). Full details
Schemes that are currently open for applications
This scheme is designed to support a small number of permanent, early career academic staff at the University of Bristol, who are planning to apply for an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Seed funding is available for health researchers who would like to deliver public engagement events and activities.
This scheme is currently closed to submissions for any projects focusing on face to face engagement.
If you would like to apply for funding to support an engagement activity which adheres to social distancing guidance relating to coronavirus, please get in touch to discuss this in more detail.
EBI is offering support for workshops in health and biomedical research to facilitate new interdisciplinary connections.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The University of Bristol is running a Returning Carers Scheme (RCS) to support academic staff across all faculties in re-establishing their independent research careers.
The following schemes are currently closed for applications
Please watch this space for updates or register your interest in a scheme by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
With support from the Rosetrees Trust and Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute has funding available for a researcher in the area of mental health for young people.
A funding call for global public health research focused on low- and middle-income countries.
A funding call to support workshops focusing on research into public health issues in Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC) settings.
This scheme is aimed at clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career.
We expect to launch the next call for applications in summer 2021.
A funding call for research looking into COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus.
With support from the University of Bristol's Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute has support available for research into SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and the COVID-19 pandemic. The call is for applications from early career staff.
With support from the MRC, the University has funding available to support health related translational projects which are at the stage of proof of concept (Confidence in Concept Awards).
Funding available for challenge-led research projects addressing mental health.
This scheme provides funding to support health related translational projects.
This scheme has run annually since 2013 and is currently under review. Please watch this space for updates.
This scheme is designed to support a small number of postgraduate researchers currently enrolled on one of the University of Bristol Wellcome Trust-funded 4 year PhD programmes.
With support from the MRC, funding for short term two-way people exchanges between industry and academia which align to MRC strategic priorities in population health, cardiovascular research, infection and immunity, neuroscience and cancer.
These fellowships are aimed specifically at recently qualified postdoctoral researchers primarily in the fields of engineering, physical sciences, maths and computer science, who wish to develop a long-term programme of biomedical research within a UK University.
A funding call for global public health research on COVID-19/novel coronavirus focused on low- and middle-income countries.
Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Award 2021 to stimulate collaborative research between Medicine and Engineering.
Elizabeth Blackwell Institute and Cabot Institute for the Environment: Joint call on Climate Change and Health
This scheme will support projects in the area of the Climate Change and Health with the funding from the PVC-RE’s strategic fund 2020/21.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute Health Data Science research strand has funding available to support exemplar projects involving interdisciplinary collaborations across computer science/mathematics, engineering, health and social care, epidemiology and applied statistics and social science.
This page has information for anyone applying for, or who holds, a Wellcome grant.
We will keep this page regularly updated.
Previously funded projects
Any original research article arising out of research funded wholly or partially by the Wellcome Trust must be deposited in PubMed Central (PMC) and Europe PMC immediately upon publication or at the latest within six months of the journal publisher's official date of final publication. More details.
The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Faculties, University of Bristol and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund
The Concordat to support the career development of researchers
The University of Bristol has signed up to The Concordat to support the career development of researchers (PDF, 2,074kB) which is an agreement between funders and employers of research staff to improve the employment and support for researchers. It sets out clear standards that research staff can expect from the institution that employs them, as well as their responsibilities as researchers.
For more information please visit the Bristol Clear website