Policy on researchers funded by the tobacco industry

The Wellcome Trust is dedicated to improving health by supporting bright minds in science, the humanities and social sciences, and public engagement.

In view of the overwhelming evidence that both active and passive smoking of tobacco are injurious to health, we are unwilling to fund applications from individuals applying for, holding, or employed under a research grant from the tobacco industry.

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If you have questions about any of our policies, contact the policy team.