Wellcome is committed to reducing the environmental impact of the travel we fund. We recognise that some travel is necessary to carry out research. But we want the people we fund to look for every opportunity to do things differently, so that travel only happens when it’s essential and it has a carbon neutral impact.
We expect the people we fund to:
This is a new policy. It forms part of our grant conditions and reflects our travel policy for all Wellcome staff.
We will pay for:
We won’t pay for core infrastructure that the host organisation should provide, unless you're eligible to ask for these costs under our overheads policy. Examples of these costs include:
If the host organisation has a carbon offset policy, researchers must follow this.
If the host organisation does not have a policy, researchers should:
New grant applicants should include the carbon offset costs in their grant application.
Current grantholders can use their existing grant funds to cover these costs. They don’t need to ask Wellcome to do this.
Organisations should encourage grant applicants to:
Organisations should make sure that the proposed provider(s) are aligned to the values of the organisation and Wellcome.
All organisations applying for Wellcome funding must:
First published February 2020.