Grants team

Our Grants team works with Wellcome's funding divisions and priority areas to deliver our funding schemes.

The Grants team:

  • manages the grant application and award processes for all our funding activities
  • manages Wellcome's grant application systems
  • provides advice to applicants on how to apply for grants, our funding policies, and our procedures
  • manages peer review and our funding committees
  • supports award holders throughout their grant.

Our staff have expertise across science, public engagement and medical humanities, as well as administration, business processes, systems and policy.

If you have a question about applying for funding or managing an existing grant, contact our information officers

If you want to discuss any of the areas listed below, contact the relevant member of staff directly.

Team contacts

Alyson Fox

Director of Grants

Contact about:
  • misconduct
  • bullying and harassment.

Sinéad Lane

Grants Logistics Manager

Contact about:
  • discretionary awards
  • committee logistics.

Lorraine Shepherd

Head of Grants Management

Contact about:
  • grant and award management
  • peer review and funding committees.

Anne Taylor

Head of Grants Operations

Contact about:
  • grants assurance
  • funding-related policies
  • management of grants systems.

Our work

Research culture: let's reimagine how we work together

We want to help build a better research culture – one that is creative, inclusive and honest.


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Opinion | 16 September 2019

4 ways that PhD programmes are improving their training culture by Anne-Marie Coriat

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Opinion | 10 September 2019

Why we need to reimagine how we do research by Jeremy Farrar

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