All funding guidance pages

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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.

Funding for overheads

Our position on funding overheads.

Guidelines on good research practice

Full guidelines on good research practice

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

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.

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.

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.

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa route

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.

Policy on research involving human participants

Our policy on research involving human participants.

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.

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.

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

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

Use of stem cells in research

Our policy on the use of stem cells in research.

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.

Contact us

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