Identifying candidates for Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

The scheme is open for nominations by the Heads of Schools. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For further information please contact the EBI Manager, Dr Nina Couzin, email:

About the scheme

This scheme is designed to support a small number of Early Career permanent academic staff at the University of Bristol who are planning to apply for an Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust (Investigator Awards in Science and Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science). 

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute will offer successful applicants:

  • pump-priming funds to develop their proposals
  • guidance and advice on development and submission of their proposals
  • help with preparation for the interview 

Further information and queries

If you require an application form, further information or have any queries, please contact the EBI Funding Officer, Sarah Blackmore,

Previously funded WT Investigator awards

Find out more about our previously funded Wellcome Trust Investigator awards

Case studies

Some examples of how this scheme works in practice:

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