Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Our breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. We are independent of both political and commercial interests.

The Trust spends around £ 600 million every year, both in the UK and internationally, supporting the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities.

While we aim to tackle immediate priorities, our independence and long-term perspective also enable us to support research that will benefit future generations. This rounded view extends to our work on the impact of biological and medical research.

We seek to improve understanding of the ways science and medicine have developed and how research affects people and society today.

We support research in universities and other academic centres in the UK and in overseas locations. We also manage our own projects and initiatives. Find out more about the Wellcome Trust

Several major successes have been achieved through Wellcome Trust funding: see the Wellcome Trust website for more information.


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