Our rigorous selection procedure and independent peer review process guarantees we fund only the highest quality research to ensure that our funds are invested strategically to achieve the greatest impact on improving healthcare for women, girls and babies.
We are accredited by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and we work collaboratively with key partners including the government and the royal colleges; the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).Back to top
The RAC is made up of an independent panel of 20 specialists in women’s health who serve fixed terms to ensure fresh opinions and up-to-date expertise.
Decisions are based not only on each project’s scientific value, but also on the quality of applicants and what research will have the greatest impact on women’s health.
Professor of Obstetric Medicine, University College London
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
We would like to take a moment to recognise the support and dedication of our amazing peer reviewers, women’s health experts in specific fields from around the globe who play a vital role in our review process.
Without the insight, expertise and hard work that they contribute to reviewing, it would be impossible to do what we do and continue to fund high-quality research to benefit the lives of babies, girls and women.
These awards fund individuals from a range of health and social care professions to undertake a PhD that will underpin their development as an independent future leader...
These awards enable graduates to develop research interests in women’s reproductive and gynaecological health...
These awards fund early career researchers (lecturers or lecturer equivalent level) to gather data and strengthen their bids for longer-term substantive funding...
These awards fund medical graduates, midwives, nurses and other AHPs to pursue a career in academic medicine...
These awards provide funds for projects in laboratory, clinical and translational research across women’s reproductive and gynaecological health...
These awards, jointly funded by Wellbeing of Women and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO), provide funds for projects in laboratory, health and translational research across women’s reproductive and gynaecological health...
These awards, in association with the Royal College of Midwives and the Burdett Trust for Nursing, provide ‘pump-priming’ funds to enable midwives to be exposed to a research environment...
Our standard grant Terms and Conditions can be found here.
The following grants are being carried out by our researchers both in the UK and internationally.
Information for researchers who have been awarded a Wellbeing of Women grant.
Further information coming soon.
Wellbeing of Women is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC). We support the principle of using animals in research when it is necessary to advance understanding of health and disease and to develop new treatments. This research only takes place where there is no alternative available. All AMRC member charities support this principle, as outlined in this AMRC statement on the use of animals in research.
Wellbeing of Women also supports the AMRC statement on supporting research in universities.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or hospices, or public health research taking place in schools and other community settings.