Wellcome Trust welcomes proposals that encourage collaboration across international borders, and between different organisations, sectors and disciplines. They encourage you to consider including a team member or collaborator with behavioural or social science expertise.
Wellcome Trust doesn’t want to be prescriptive with this funding – you should go to them with your ideas. Examples could include the following:
- Develop and test new metrics to track the impact of making a full range of research outputs open and accessible. Assign credit to researchers and their teams (which may include data scientists, software developers and others).
- Pilot new approaches to recognise and reward open research contributions in research assessment processes – including recruitment, promotion, tenure and funding.
- Test novel approaches to stimulate or nudge behaviour change within or across research fields – for example, developing rewards to recognise good practice.
- Develop and evaluate approaches to embed open research behaviours within organisations or research fields – for example, trialling novel approaches for training researchers or supporting networks of open research ‘champions’.
- You can ask for funding of up to £100,000 for up to two years.
Funds can be used for a range of costs such as:
- Development costs;
- Licensing and computational costs;
- Activities to manage and share research data, software or materials resulting from your proposed activities;
- Dissemination and engagement costs;
- Costs of evaluating your project;
- Research management and support costs (overheads);
- Travel costs;
- Contingency costs, as long as these are reasonable and you can justify them;
- VAT on fees where the VAT can’t be reclaimed.
- You can apply to the Open Research Fund if you want to develop and test incentives for making health research more open, accessible and reusable.
- These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to six members.
- Applicants can be based anywhere in the world apart from mainland China.
- You can apply if you’re based at:
- An academic research organisation;
- A not-for-profit body;
- A private sector organisation.
For more information, visit https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/schemes/open-research-fund