Funding opportunities

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute provides funding to support a range of strategically important research activities across the University of Bristol

Schemes that are currently open for applications

EBI Early Career Fellowship

Coming soon! We are delighted to announce that the call for applications for our Early Career Fellowship scheme will be launched shortly.

EBI Bridging Funds for Research Fellows

This scheme is designed to support a small number of academic staff at the University of Bristol who currently hold an externally funded research fellowship. 

EBI Identifying Candidates for Wellcome Trust Investigator Awards

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.

EBI Workshop Support

EBI is offering support for interdisciplinary workshops in health research at a new or emerging interface between two or more disciplines. 

Returning Carers Scheme

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

EBI Clinical Primer scheme

This scheme is aimed at exceptionally motivated clinically qualified medical, veterinary and dental trainees who are at an early stage of their career.

EBI Translational Acceleration and Knowledge Transfer (TRACK)

This scheme provides funding to support health related translational projects.

EBI Research for Health challenge

This scheme aims to encourage healthcare practitioners and University of Bristol researchers to work together to develop innovative thinking around clinical problems. 

EBI Postgraduate Discipline Hopping Fellowships

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.

EBI MRC Proximity to Discovery Industry Engagement Fund (PtoD)

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. 

EBI MRC Confidence in Concept Scheme (CIC)

With support from the MRC, the University has funding available to support health related translational projects.

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Faculties, University of Bristol and the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund

Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy

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.

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