You should be able to find the information you need to apply for funding on our scheme pages.
If you can’t find the answer to your question there, contact our information officers:
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 09.00–17.00 (GMT/BST).
If you’ve already submitted your application
A grants adviser will be in touch within 5 working days. They will be able to answer any queries you have.
If you need advice on a specific topic
The following members of staff can provide advice.
T +44 (020) 7611 8896
Intellectual property policy
T +44 (020) 7611 8896
T +44 (020) 7611 8243
T +44 (020) 7611 7374
Research services office contact
T +44 (020) 7611 8427
Head of Grants Management
Alyson Fox joined the Trust in 2010, following 13 years working in drug discovery in Pharma, initially as a lab head and later as Disease Area Head, leading a team of 60 researchers. Alyson obtained her PhD in pharmacology from King’s College London and then spent six years undertaking postdoctoral experience, initially at UCL and then followed by a Wellcome Trust fellowship at Imperial College London. She has experience in neuroscience, respiratory and gastrointestinal research areas.
T+44 (0)20 7611 7278
Grants Operations manager
Lorraine Shepherd has a PhD in physiology from the University of Oxford. She has been at Wellcome since 2003 and has been a team manager in Grants Management since 2008. Lorraine is responsible for overseeing the Grants Operations Team and the grants application process. She is a member of the secretariat for the Science Interview Panel.
T +44 (0)20 7611 7305
Grants Logistics manager
Sinéad Lane has a PhD in pharmacology from University College Cork. She joined Wellcome in 2004 and has been a team manager in Grants Management since 2009.
T +44 (0)20 7611 8380
Grants Services manager
Anne Taylor is head of the team responsible for our electronic application system, WT Grant Tracker, the Grants Information Desk, grant-related policies, grant data analysis and liaison with host institutions. She is also the key contact for scientific misconduct and other grants-related governance issues. Anne’s previous roles within Wellcome have included grant processing and committee management. Before working here she was a scientific postdoctoral researcher.
T+44 (0)20 7611 8243
Grants Information manager
Nina Frentrop joined Wellcome from the public sector in 2012 where she worked in a variety of operational roles. She is responsible for the Grants Information Desk, all grant-related training, systems support and data analysis.
T+44 (0)20 7611 7307
Liaison and Reporting manager
Roger Blake has worked for the Trust since 1990 in a variety of grant-related roles. His current responsibilities include support for the promotion of Wellcome’s funding opportunities and policies, Grants Assurance activity (ensuring that grant funds awarded are spent in accordance with grant conditions), oversight of the Institutional Strategic Support Fund for UK universities, and liaison with University Research Services.
T+44 (0)20 7611 8427
Policies and Governance manager
Joan Saitch joined Wellcome in 1996. She advises on grant conditions and general grant policy, including intellectual property policy.
T+44 (0)20 7611 8896
Neurosciences and mental health team manager
Lucy Foss is responsible for overseeing grant applications in the area of neuroscience and mental health. She is committee secretary for the Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Expert Review Group.
T +44 (0)20 7611 7301
Infection and immuno-biology team manager
Sheilagh Molloy has a PhD in biochemistry/molecular biology from the University of Liverpool. She joined Wellcome in 2014, following more than 10 years working in scientific publishing, and is responsible for overseeing grant applications in the area of infection and immuno-biology. Sheilagh is committee secretary for the Immune System in Health and Disease Expert Review Group and the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Interview Committee.
T +44 (0)20 7611 7326
Cellular, Developmental and Physiological Sciences / Innovations
Victoria Marlow. Details to follow.
T +44 (0)20 7611 8428
Genetic and molecular sciences team manager
Helen Thompson is responsible for overseeing grant applications in the area of the genetic and molecular science. She is committee secretary for the Genetics, Genomics and Population Research Expert Review Group and the Molecular Basis of Cell Function Expert Review Group.
T +44 (0)20 7611 7301
Population health team manager
Katherine McCurrie has a PhD in molecular microbiology from University College London. She has been at the Trust since 2010 and is responsible for overseeing grant applications in the population health remit, as well as international grants. Katherine is the committee secretary for the Population and Public Health Expert Review Group.
T +44 (0)20 7611 8409
Culture & Society team manager
Emma Callaghan has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cumbria. Before joining Wellcome in 2007, she was an analyst in the early stage technology fund at NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) and worked at several start-up companies in both the creative industries and for the not-for-profit sector. Emma is responsible for overseeing grant applications in the area of Culture & Society.
T +44 (0)20 7611 8864
Clinical activities manager
James Harden oversees delivery of the various schemes and opportunities for clinical academics, and serves as secretary to the Clinical Interview Committee. Before working at Wellcome, James received training in Biological Sciences at the University of London.
T +44 (0)20 7611 8574
Basic careers scheme manager
Louise Williams oversees delivery of Wellcome's personal support schemes for basic scientists from Vacation Scholarships to Senior Research Fellowships and coordinates the Principal Research Fellowship scheme. She is secretary to the Sir Henry Dale Fellowship Interview Committee, Basic Science Interview Committee and Wellcome Trust-NIH four-year PhD Programme Advisory Committee.
T +44 (0)20 7611 7261