All funding guidance pages
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.
These set out the terms and conditions on which we award grants.
Key dates for funding schemes.
Information about our science remit.
What you need to do once your grant has been awarded.
Our position on funding overheads.
Full guidelines on good research practice
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.
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.
These set out requirements for research practice and funding, including policies on open access and data management and sharing.
Read short summaries of the projects we've funded, follow the career journeys of some of our researchers and explore data about our funding.
The Charity Open Access Fund is a partnership between seven health research charities, including Wellcome, to enable free and unrestricted access to the published outputs of the research we support.
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.
Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.
Our policy on bullying and harassment.
An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.
General guidelines, costing fellows salaries, employment of fellows, funding students, and funding and employment of other staff.
Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.
If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.
Our policy on intellectual property.
Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.
Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.
Research Enrichment funding supports activities by Wellcome grantholders that will increase the impact of their work.
Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route
Information on how grant payments are made.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take leave.
Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.
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.
Information about when and how to complete and submit a grant start certificate to activate your grant.
Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.
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.
Determining and extending the date a grant ends.
Our policy on research involving human participants.
Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.
Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.
Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.
Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research. Updated in March 2014.
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.
We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.
Our policy on the use of animals in research.
Information and resources that are useful at the end of your grant.
How to determine your grant start date and what to do if you need to defer.
The criteria that host institutions should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.
Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities. Updated in July 2015.
Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.
Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.
Our process for closing grant accounts.
Our policy on the use of stem cells in research.
Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.
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.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.
Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.
Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.
The processes you need to follow to support your researchers and track their compliance with our open access policy.
If this is your organisation's first Wellcome award, find out what information we need.
Information and help for publishers involved in open access.
The environmental practice guidelines we follow.
Details of grant funds retained by Wellcome until a Final Expenditure Report has been submitted.
What happens to equipment if a grantholder moves to another organisation.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take sick leave.
Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.