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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.

Grant conditions

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

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.

Funding for overheads

Our position on funding overheads.

Guidelines on good research practice

Full guidelines on good research practice

Open access policy

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

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

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.

Policy and position statements

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

People and projects we've funded

Read short summaries of the projects we've funded, follow the career journeys of some of our researchers and explore data about our funding.

Charity Open Access Fund

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.

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.

Planning your public engagement

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

Policy on bullying and harassment

Our policy on bullying and harassment.

Developing an outputs management plan

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

Employment of staff

General guidelines, costing fellows salaries, employment of fellows, funding students, and funding and employment of other staff.

Reporting your grant progress

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

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.

Policy on consent and revenue and equity sharing

Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.

What we don't fund

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

Research Enrichment funding

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

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Current payment arrangements

Information on how grant payments are made.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

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

Managing grant budgets

Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.

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.

Grant start certificate

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

Policy on clinical trials

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

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

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

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.

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.

Grant end dates

Determining and extending the date a grant ends.

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

Open access information for authors

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

How to acknowledge Wellcome's support in your research publications

Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.

Transferring a grant

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

Policy position on health-related findings in research

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.

Flexible research careers

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

Policy on the use of animals in research

Our policy on the use of animals in research.

End of a grant

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

Grant start dates

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

Research misconduct

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

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. Updated in July 2015.

Grant payments team

Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

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

Closing grant accounts

Our process for closing grant accounts.

Use of stem cells in research

Our policy on the use of stem cells 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.

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.

Policy on the use of personal information in research

Our policy on the use of personal information in research.

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.

Supplementary funding

Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.

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.

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.

Guidelines on good environmental practice adopted by Wellcome

The environmental practice guidelines we follow.

10 per cent retention policy

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

Equipment ownership and change of host organisation

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

Sick leave

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

Contact us

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