All funding guidance pages

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Funded people and projects

Find out about the people and projects we've funded, including grants awarded, researcher stories and grant funding data.

Grant conditions

These set out the terms and conditions on which we award grants.

Low- and middle-income countries

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lists the following countries as having low-income or middle-income economies. The OECD revises the list every three years.

Scheme deadlines

Key dates for funding schemes.

Science remit

Information about our science remit.

Guidelines on good research practice

Full guidelines on good research practice

Starting your grant

What you need to do once your grant has been awarded.

Funding advisory committees

We have a number of committees, panels and expert review groups that shortlist and interview people who have applied for funding. 

Funding for overheads

Our position on funding overheads.

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

Open access policy

Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.

Policy and position statements

These set out requirements for research practice and funding, including policies on open access and data management and sharing.

Costs grantholders can claim on a grant

This information is for Wellcome-funded grantholders based in UK and Irish organisations. This is a list of the types of costs that can be claimed on a grant.

Charity Open Access Fund

The Charity Open Access Fund is a partnership between six health research charities, including Wellcome, to enable free and unrestricted access to the published outputs of the research we support.

Policy on intellectual property

Our policy on intellectual property.

Logo usage

If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.

How to prepare for a Wellcome funding interview

If you apply for a Wellcome grant, you may be invited for an interview to help us reach a decision. This advice is to help you prepare for your interview and it applies to researchers in biomedical science, population health and humanities and social science.

Managing grant budgets

Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.

People working on a Wellcome grant

Information for grantholders and host organisations about their responsibilities towards people working on a Wellcome grant.

Developing an outputs management plan

An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.

What we don't fund

Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.

Planning your public engagement

Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.

Policy on data, software and materials management and sharing

Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.

Current payment arrangements

Information on how grant payments are made.

Grant start certificate

Information about when and how to complete and submit a grant start certificate to activate your grant.

Policy on bullying and harassment

Our policy on bullying and harassment.

Research Enrichment funding

Research Enrichment funding supports activities by Wellcome grantholders that will increase the impact of their work.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Policy on consent and revenue and equity sharing

Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.

Open access guidance

Information for authors and publishers about our open access policy and how to comply.

End-of-grant reporting

End-of-grant reporting allows us to evaluate the impact of the research we fund.

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.

Excess treatment costs for clinical research

Researchers applying for clinical research funding now need to complete a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) to be eligible for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio and the support this provides. This change came into effect on 1 October 2018.

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

Policy on clinical trials

Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.

Research misconduct

The criteria that host organisations should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.

Disabled grantholders

If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can offer different types of support during your grant.

How to acknowledge Wellcome's support in your research publications

Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.

Open access information for authors

Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take leave.

End of a grant

Information and resources that are useful at the end of your grant.

Policy on conflicts of interest relating to Wellcome-funded researchers and commercial organisations

Our policy for managing conflicts of interest where Wellcome-funded researchers are involved in commercial organisations.

Reporting your grant progress

Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.

Bank details form

If this is your organisation's first Wellcome award, find out what information we need.

Grant start dates

How to determine your grant start date and what to do if you need to defer.

Flexible research careers

We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.

Our guidance on intellectual property commercialisation agreements

Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.

Sick leave

Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take sick leave.

Grant end dates

How to determine your grant end date and what to do if you need an extension or a postponement.

Policy on the use of animals in research

Our policy on the use of animals in research.

Supplementary funding

Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.

Equipment ownership and change of host organisation

What happens to equipment if a grantholder moves to another organisation.

Disabled applicants

No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.

Transferring a grant

Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Information about ORCID and why Wellcome is supporting it.

Confidentiality of the application review process

Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.

Managing risks of research misuse

Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities.

Grant payments team

Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.

Closing grant accounts

Our process for closing grant accounts.

Policy position on health-related findings in research

Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research.

Use of stem cells in research

Our policy on the use of stem cells in research.

Policy on the use of personal information in research

Our policy on the use of personal information in research.

Guidelines on good environmental practice adopted by Wellcome

The environmental practice guidelines we follow.

Guidance for Wellcome Trust Centres and Africa and Asia Programmes

The processes you need to follow to support your researchers and track their compliance with our open access policy.

Currency issues

Information about what currency you can ask for in your grant application and what happens if the exchange rate fluctuates.

How international sanctions can affect grants

Find out how international sanctions can affect your grant.

Open access information for publishers

Information and help for publishers involved in open access.

Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

10 per cent retention policy

Details of grant funds retained by Wellcome until a Final Expenditure Report has been submitted.

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.