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Q&A 10 May 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

"No matter where you live, our health and the world's health depend on its most fragile link"

In this Q&A, our Director Jeremy Farrar speaks to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases about his career and the people who have influenced him.

News 27 July 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

'The final months of 2019 could be a tipping point for UK science'

The text of our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling on him to set out his vision for UK science as soon as possible.

Opinion 16 September 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

4 ways that PhD programmes are improving their training culture

The new PhD programmes in science that we’re funding combine scientific excellence with a commitment to improving the working environment for trainees.

Opinion 12 November 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

Does the way Wellcome makes funding decisions support the right research?

Research culture is often underpinned by the decisions that funders make and how they make them. But what is the best way to decide who to fund?

News 27 November 2017 Updated 11 December 2019

New Research Enrichment awards available for grantholders

Today, we’re pleased to launch new Research Enrichment awards. These extend our dedicated funding for public engagement to encompass open research, and diversity and inclusion.

8 August 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

How we judge research outputs when making funding decisions

Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, and Jim Smith, Director of Science, discuss the steps Wellcome is taking to fulfil the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

Opinion 1 October 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

No-deal Brexit would stall the NHS medical revolution

To support the best science, the UK and EU must come to a mutually beneficial compromise, says Wellcome's Director Jeremy Farrar.

News 21 November 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

How research is helping kids growing up with congenital Zika syndrome

Three years on from an unprecedented epidemic in Central and South America, families affected by Zika are still benefiting from research studies supported since the outbreak began.

News 18 July 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

New funding to boost global research capacity in humanities and social science

We’ve launched two new calls to fund international exchange programmes and research development activities for humanities and social science researchers around the world.

Opinion 26 February 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

How we’re approaching Wellcome’s science review

We're working hard to clarify what we hope the science review will achieve, how we’ll carry it out and who we’ll speak to.

Opinion 6 June 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

New funding model to replace the Public Engagement Fund

This autumn we’ll announce new partnerships to fund innovative public engagement projects.

Opinion 27 June 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

How we want to work with organisations to handle bullying and harassment investigations

We’ve updated our bullying and harassment policy to set out how we expect the organisations we fund to handle cases of misconduct.

Opinion 1 August 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

How we can give a more diverse group of undergraduates hands-on research experience

We’re changing how we award Biomedical Vacation Scholarships.

Opinion 9 August 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

Much-needed visa reform needs to be swiftly followed by a UK-EU deal for science

The PM's announcement of reforms to the immigration system for scientists is a step in the right direction. But alone it won't be enough to keep the UK as a global research leader following Brexit.

Explainer 17 May 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

Sharing clinical trial data: what it means for you

Wellcome has joined CSDR, a data-sharing initiative involving academic research funders and pharmaceutical companies. Jen O’Callaghan, from our Open Research team, explains why.

News 3 May 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

Policies to promote positive research cultures

Alyson Fox, our Director of Grants, explains how Wellcome’s grant conditions and policies help great ideas to thrive.

News 18 December 2018 Updated 11 December 2019

Value of Wellcome’s investments passes £25 billion

Our investments portfolio grew to almost £25.9 billion by 30 September 2018, strengthening our ambition to spend more than £5 billion over five years on charitable activities.

News 17 January 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

Researchers can now transfer Wellcome grants outside the UK

Alyson Fox, our Director of Grants, explains why we’re changing our policy on transferring grants to ensure research can thrive in the UK, EU and beyond.

Opinion 19 February 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

Open access and Plan S: how Wellcome is tackling four key concerns

There has been lots of reaction to the changes we’re making to Wellcome’s open access policy. This is how we are addressing them.

Opinion 20 May 2019 Updated 11 December 2019

Research institutions are best placed to support researchers with public engagement

We’re trying new ways to support researchers to deliver the best possible public engagement.

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