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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. 

Funded people and projects

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

Scheme deadlines

Key dates for funding schemes.

Grant conditions

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

Science remit

Information about our science remit.

Overheads policy

Our policy on funding overheads.

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

Policy and position statements

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

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

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

Funding advisory committees

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

Good research practice guidelines

Good research practice guidelines.

People working on a Wellcome grant

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

Bullying and harassment policy

Our policy on bullying and harassment.

How to complete an outputs management plan

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

Research Enrichment funding

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

What we don't fund

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

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Planning your public engagement

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

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.

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Information about ORCID and why Wellcome is supporting it.

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.

Clinical trials policy

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

Supplementary grant funding

When we provide supplementary funding.

Flexible research careers

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

Clinical research using NHS resources

Researchers applying for clinical research funding need to complete a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Tool (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.

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.

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.

Use of animals in research policy

Our policy on the use of animals in research.

International sanctions: how they can affect grants

How international sanctions can affect your grant.

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.

Policy on the use of personal information in research

Our policy on the use of personal information in research.

Disabled grantholders

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

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

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

Contact us

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