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.
Key dates for funding schemes.
Information about our science remit.
Our position statement in support of open and unrestricted access to published research.
What you need to know once your grant has been awarded, including grant conditions and the grant start certificate.
Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.
Our position on funding overheads.
Full guidelines on good research practice
Read short summaries of the projects we've funded, follow the career journeys of some of our researchers and explore data about our funding.
These set out requirements for research practice and funding, including policies on open access and data management and sharing.
General guidelines, costing fellows salaries, employment of fellows, funding students, and funding and employment of other staff.
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 on how grant payments are made.
An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.
Our policy on bullying and harassment.
Our policy on the management and sharing of data, software and materials that arises from research that Wellcome funds.
Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.
If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.
Guidance on the transfer of funds between budget headings.
Research Enrichment funding supports activities by Wellcome grantholders that will increase the impact of their work.
Our policy on intellectual property.
Our requirements for commercialising Wellcome-funded intellectual property.
End-of-grant reporting allows us to evaluate the impact of the research we fund.
Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route
Information for authors and publishers about our open access policy and how to comply.
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.
Guidance notes on research involving human participants living in low- and middle-income countries.
Acknowledging Wellcome's support in your research publications.
Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take leave.
Our requirements for grantholders before, during and after clinical trials.
Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.
These are the costs you can claim if you are funded by a Wellcome grant.
Our policy on research involving human participants.
We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.
Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.
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.
Determining and extending the date a grant ends.
Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.
No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.
Summary of the provision of supplementary funding.
Our position statement on the use of animals in medical research.
Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.
Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.
Our process for closing grant accounts.
Our policy on the use of personal information in research.
Find out how international sanctions can affect your grant.
Information and help for publishers involved in open access.
Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust policy and position statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities. Updated in July 2015.
What happens to equipment if a grantholder moves to another organisation.
Information on currency issues on awarded grants.
Our policy on confidentiality of the application review process.
Details of grant funds retained by Wellcome until a Final Expenditure Report has been submitted.
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.
Our policy position on the use of stem cells in research. Updated in October 2013.
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.
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.