Conference | 25th April 2023

Wellcome Trust Discovery Research Regional Event

Date :
25 April 2023
Time :
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location :
University of Leeds
Event Type :

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Wellcome’s Discovery Research team are delighted to invite you to attend one of eight events across the UK between March and May, to find out how their work can support you and your ideas.

Join them to discover the breadth of disciplines that they fund (from Biomedical Science to Population & Public Health, Medical Humanities, Social sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering, Data sciences, Clinical research and more) and hear about their commitment to unlocking your research potential through deep dives into their:

  • vision and priorities
  • funding schemes
  • targeted funding
  • approach to supporting a positive research environment


This is an opportunity to hear from and speak to Wellcome staff, committee members and other researchers at:

  • plenary sessions
  • a networking lunch
  • a panel Q&A
  • breakout sessions



The in-person events are open to researchers based in the UK and Republic of Ireland at all career stages as well as research support staff. Please register below for your preferred location. The series of regional and national events will conclude with a virtual event so if you are unable to make it in person and/or your research is based outside the UK and RoI, please see the link for the virtual registration event below.


North-East – University of Leeds, Leeds – Tuesday 25th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00


Please note attendance to the in-person events is free and lunch/refreshments will be provided; however, places are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Wellcome will consider any barriers and accessibility requirements you may have to attending and will support regional travel costs for attendees who usually work outside the host city and travel within the UK and RoI.

The Wellcome Discovery Research team will be launching webinars specifically targeted at researchers based in LMIC settings later in the year. If you are also interested in attending these, please sign up to the Wellcome newsletter for updates https://tinyurl.com/484aeefw.


Note: if you cannot make the day at Leeds, the event will be touring on the following dates in the listed locations:

Virtual event – Wednesday 7th of June 2023, 11:00-17:00 BST

Wales & South-WestApex Hotel, Bath – Tuesday 14th of March 2023, 10:30-16:00

Midlands – East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham – Friday 24th of March 2023, 10:30-16:00

Northern Ireland & Republic of IrelandQueens University, Belfast – Tuesday 4th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00

North-West – University of Liverpool, Liverpool – Thursday 13th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00

Scotland Advanced Research Centre, Glasgow – Wednesday 19th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00

North-East – University of Leeds, Leeds – Tuesday 25th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00

London & South-East – Central London venue, TBC – Thursday 27th of April 2023, 10:30-16:00 

London & South-East – Central London venue, TBC – Friday 19th of May 2023, 10:30-16:00