Grants team

Our Grants team works with Wellcome's funding divisions and priority areas to deliver our funding schemes.

The Grants team:

  • manages the grant application and award processes for all our funding activities
  • manages Wellcome's grant application systems
  • provides advice to applicants on how to apply for grants, our funding policies, and our procedures
  • manages peer review and our funding committees
  • supports award holders throughout their grant.

Our staff have expertise across science, public engagement and medical humanities, as well as administration, business processes, systems and policy.

If you have a question about applying for funding or managing an existing grant, contact our information officers

If you want to discuss any of the areas listed below, contact the relevant member of staff directly.

Team contacts

Alyson Fox

Director of Grants

Contact about:
  • misconduct
  • bullying and harassment.

Sinéad Lane

Grants Logistics Manager

Contact about:
  • discretionary awards
  • committee logistics.

Lorraine Shepherd

Head of Grants Management

Contact about:
  • grant and award management
  • peer review and funding committees.

Anne Taylor

Head of Grants Operations

Contact about:
  • grants assurance
  • funding-related policies
  • management of grants systems.

Our work

Research culture: let's reimagine how we work together

Current practices prioritise outputs over people’s wellbeing. We want to help build a better research culture – one that is creative, inclusive and honest.


Report 9 March 2020 Updated 9 March 2020

Grant funding data 2018-2019

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This report provides data on the grants we've funded over the past year and funding trends for the past five years.

Report 10 January 2020 Updated 13 January 2020

Wellcome Success Framework: report for data 2012-17

[Summary] The Wellcome Success Framework helps us evaluate different forms of success. This report presents some of the baseline evidence from 2012 to 2017.