All funding guidance pages
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.
Information about our science remit.
Key dates for funding schemes.
Our position on funding overheads.
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.
What you need to know once your grant has been awarded, including grant conditions and the grant start certificate.
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
Full guidelines on good research practice
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.
Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.
If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.
Information and resources that are useful at the end of your grant.
Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.
An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.
Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.
Our policy on bullying and harassment.
General guidelines, costing fellows salaries, employment of fellows, funding students, and funding and employment of other staff.
Our policy on intellectual property.
Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.
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.
Information on how grant payments are made.
Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route
Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.
Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
Our process for closing grant accounts.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take leave.
Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.
Information for authors and publishers about our open access policy and how to comply.
Our policy on research involving human participants.
Determining and extending the date a grant ends.
These are the costs you can claim if you are funded by a Wellcome grant.
We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.
Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.
Our policy position and framework on health-related findings in research. Updated in March 2014.
The criteria that host institutions should satisfy when handling allegations of research misconduct.
No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.
Our position statement on the use of animals in medical research.
Ownership of equipment should a grantholder move institution.
Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.
Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.
Details of grant funds retained by the Wellcome Trust until an end-of-grant report has been submitted.
Information on currency issues on awarded grants.
Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
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. Updated in July 2015.
Find out how international sanctions can affect your grant.
Our policy for managing conflicts of interest where Wellcome-funded researchers are involved in commercial organisations.
Wellcome Trust grant policy updates:
Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.
Our policy position on the use of stem cells in research. Updated in October 2013.
The processes you need to follow to support your researchers and track their compliance with our open access policy.
Our policy on researchers who are funded by the tobacco industry.
The environmental practice guidelines we follow.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take sick leave.
Information and help for publishers involved in open access.
Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.
Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.