All funding guidance pages

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Grant conditions

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

Funded people and projects

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

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.

How to write a Wellcome grant application

We know that preparing funding applications is time-consuming and can be stressful, so we’ve put together some tips to help you write your Wellcome grant application. 

Scheme deadlines

Key dates for funding schemes.

Science remit

Information about our science remit.

Starting your grant

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

Policy and position statements

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

Overheads policy

Our policy on funding overheads.

Open access policy

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

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.

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

Good research practice guidelines

Good research practice guidelines.

Funding advisory committees

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

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.

How to manage your grant budget

Costs you can move between budget headings and when you need to contact us.

People working on a Wellcome grant

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

How to complete 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.

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.

Logo usage

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

Policy on intellectual property

Our policy on intellectual property.

Planning your public engagement

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

Research Enrichment funding

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

Policy on consent and revenue and equity sharing

Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.

Current payment arrangements

Information on how grant payments are made.

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

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

End-of-grant reporting

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

Bullying and harassment policy

Our policy on bullying and harassment.

Data, software and materials management and sharing policy

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

Grant start certificate

How and when to complete and submit a grant start certificate to activate your grant.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

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

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

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.

Open access guidance

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

Clinical trials policy

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

Flexible research careers

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

Research misconduct

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

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

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.

How to acknowledge Wellcome funding in research publications

Acknowledging Wellcome's funding in research publications.

End of a grant

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

Supplementary grant funding

When we provide supplementary funding.

Open access information for authors

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

How to report grant progress

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

Use of animals in research policy

Our policy on the use of animals in research.

Policy position on health-related findings in research

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

Grant start dates

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

Grant end dates

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

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Information about ORCID and why Wellcome is supporting it.

Grant payments team

Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.

Policy on the use of personal information in research

Our policy on the use of personal information in research.

Our guidance on intellectual property commercialisation agreements

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

Conflicts of interest policy: Wellcome-funded researchers and commercial organisations

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

International sanctions: how they can affect grants

How international sanctions can affect your grant.

Disabled grantholders

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

Sick leave

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

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.

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.

Guidelines on good environmental practice adopted by Wellcome

The environmental practice guidelines we follow.

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

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

Stem cells policy

Our policy on the use of stem cells in research.

How to transfer a grant

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

Closing grant accounts

Our process for closing grant accounts.

Confidentiality of the application review process

Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.

Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

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

10 per cent retention policy

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

Currency issues

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

Bank details form

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

Open access information for publishers

Information and help for publishers involved in open access.

Contact us

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