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Opportunity profile: Wellcome’s climate programme heats up


Second competition on climate and health launches with more calls to follow

Top tips

  • Applications should be led by researchers experienced in project leadership.
  • The trust is particularly keen to encourage bids led by researchers in countries affected by global heating.
  • Active involvement of affected communities is expected.
  • The call is focused on biological vulnerability to extreme heat but proposals are expected to be multidisciplinary.

The Wellcome Trust’s strategy shake-up in 2020 saw it introduce programmes on three major themes—infectious diseases, mental health and the health impacts of climate change. The trust’s commitment to the final theme in that list is hard to doubt as it has committed up to £75 million to it this year alone.

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