How international sanctions can affect grants

Wellcome may be unable to fund or withhold funding if international sanctions affect a grant.

This applies if a researcher, or anyone associated with the grant or the grant activities:

  • is or becomes subject to international sanctions
  • lives in a country that's the target of international sanctions.

All researchers and organisations we fund are responsible for making sure that no one working on the grant is the subject of international sanctions.

Individuals can include:

  • collaborators
  • sponsors
  • supervisors
  • consultants
  • sub-awardees
  • contractors
  • suppliers.

We do routine sanction checks as part of our grant process.

Researchers must tell us if they think that international sanctions will affect their grant. We can then decide whether we are able to fund them while also complying with international sanctions.