All funding guidance pages

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Grant conditions

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

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.

Scheme deadlines

Key dates for funding schemes.

Science remit

Information about our science remit.

Open access policy

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

Starting a grant

What you need to know once your grant has been awarded, including grant conditions and the grant start certificate.

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

Funding for overheads

Our position on funding overheads.

Guidelines on good research practice

Full guidelines on good research practice

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.

Policy and position statements

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

Employment of staff

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

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.

Current payment arrangements

Information on how grant payments are made.

Developing an outputs management plan

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

Policy on bullying and harassment

Our policy on bullying and harassment.

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.

Planning your public engagement

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

Logo usage

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

Managing grant budgets

Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.

Research Enrichment funding

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

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.

End-of-grant reporting

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

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Open access guidance

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

End of a grant

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

What we don't fund

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

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

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

How to acknowledge Wellcome's support in your research publications

Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

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

Policy on clinical trials

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

Open access information for authors

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

Types of costs grantholders can claim on a grant

These are the costs you can claim if you are funded by a Wellcome grant.

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

Flexible research careers

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

Reporting your grant progress

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

Policy position on health-related findings in research

Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research. Updated in March 2014.

Research misconduct

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

Grant end dates

Determining and extending the date a grant ends.

Grant payments team

Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.

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.

Supplementary funding

Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.

The use of animals in medical and veterinary research

Our position statement on the use of animals in medical research.

Our guidance on intellectual property commercialisation agreements

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

Transferring a grant

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

Closing grant accounts

Our process for closing grant accounts.

Policy on the use of personal information in research

Our policy on the use of personal information in research.

How international sanctions can affect grants

Find out how international sanctions can affect your grant.

Open access information for publishers

Information and help for publishers involved in open access.

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.

Equipment ownership and change of host organisation

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

Currency issues

Information on currency issues on awarded grants.

Policy on confidentiality of the application review process

Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.

10 per cent retention policy

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

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.

Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

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

Guidelines on good environmental practice adopted by Wellcome

The environmental practice guidelines we follow.

Policy on the use of stem cells in research

Our policy position on the use of stem cells in research. Updated in October 2013.

Sick leave

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

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.

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.