All funding guidance pages
Find out about the people and projects we've funded, including grants awarded, researcher stories and grant funding data.
These set out the terms and conditions on which we award grants.
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.
Key dates for funding schemes.
Information about our science remit.
Full guidelines on good research practice
What you need to do once your grant has been awarded.
We have a number of committees, panels and expert review groups that shortlist and interview people who have applied for funding.
Our position on funding overheads.
Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
These set out requirements for research practice and funding, including policies on open access and data management and sharing.
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.
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.
Our policy on intellectual property.
If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.
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.
Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.
Information for grantholders and host organisations about their responsibilities towards people working on a Wellcome grant.
An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.
Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.
Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.
Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.
Information on how grant payments are made.
Information about when and how to complete and submit a grant start certificate to activate your grant.
Our policy on bullying and harassment.
Research Enrichment funding supports activities by Wellcome grantholders that will increase the impact of their work.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route
Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.
Information for authors and publishers about our open access policy and how to comply.
End-of-grant reporting allows us to evaluate the impact of the research we fund.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
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.
Our policy on research involving human participants.
Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.
The criteria that host organisations should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.
If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can offer different types of support during your grant.
Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.
Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take leave.
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.
Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.
If this is your organisation's first Wellcome award, find out what information we need.
How to determine your grant start date and what to do if you need to defer.
We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.
Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take sick leave.
How to determine your grant end date and what to do if you need an extension or a postponement.
Our policy on the use of animals in research.
Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.
What happens to equipment if a grantholder moves to another organisation.
No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.
Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.
Information about ORCID and why Wellcome is supporting it.
Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.
Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities.
Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.
Our process for closing grant accounts.
Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research.
Our policy on the use of stem cells in research.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
The environmental practice guidelines we follow.
The processes you need to follow to support your researchers and track their compliance with our open access policy.
Information about what currency you can ask for in your grant application and what happens if the exchange rate fluctuates.
Find out how international sanctions can affect your grant.
Information and help for publishers involved in open access.
Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.
Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.
Details of grant funds retained by Wellcome until a Final Expenditure Report has been submitted.