Today the Wellcome Trust launched a new vision to support science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone.
Science can change the world in many ways, from making discoveries that change the way we see the world to inspiring solutions for the challenges we face. Wellcome believes it must support science in different ways to achieve their mission of improving health.
Their new strategy focuses Wellcome’s strengths on giving researchers the freedom to explore and on using research to solve three worldwide health challenges.
They will fund discovery research exploring life, health and wellbeing across a wide range of disciplines, seeking insights that can inspire future improvements in health. And we will bring together expertise across science, innovation and society to develop equitable solutions to the challenges of mental health, global heating, and infectious diseases.
Principles of equality, diversity and inclusion underpin all parts of the new strategy, as does Wellcome’s responsibility to help build a better research culture. They want the broadest possible range of people to contribute to – and benefit from – science’s potential to change the world.