UK Charities

UK Charities

Medical Charities

The Wellcome Trust - An independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

Cancer Research UK - From understanding the biology of cancer to cancer prevention; the leading funder of cancer research in the UK.

The Health Foundation - An independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.

Non-Medical Charities

The British Academy - The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future. They are concerned with the education of children and the workforce, trends in the population, the management of the economy, our relationships with other peoples and nations, and the implications of our new technologies.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent organisation working to inspire social change through research, policy and practice. 

Daphne Jackson Trust - Daphne Jackson Fellowships offer STEM professionals wishing to return to research after a break of 2 or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment. The unique combination of mentoring, retraining and research the Daphne Jackson Fellowship provides, gives Fellows the confidence and skills they need to return to their career and compete for research positions.Fellowships can be based in a university of research institute anywhere in the UK.

The Leverhulme Trust - The Leverhulme Trust award funding across academic disciplines, supporting talented individuals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences to realise their personal vision in research and professional training. As well as substantial grants for research, they offer fellowships for researchers at every stage of their career, grants for international collaboration and travel, and support for the fine and performing arts.

The Nuffield Foundation - Supports work which will bring about improvements in society, and advance social well-being. They have seven funding programmes that are open to applications for research and innovation projects in areas of social policy and education: Children and Families, Early Years Education and Childcare, Economic Advantage and Disadvantage, Education, Finances of Ageing, Law in Society and Open Door.

The Royal Society - The independent scientific academy of the UK and Commonwealth, dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Their priorities are as follows: promoting science and its benefits; recognising excellence in science; supporting outstanding science; providing scientific advice for policy; fostering international and global cooperation; education and public engagement.