If you or a member of staff employed on your grant is disabled or has a long-term health condition, we offer different types of support during your grant. This includes help to carry out your project, report on grant progress, and attend events such as researcher meetings.
We will supplement your grant for costs to help you carry out your project. You can ask for these costs if any of the following people working on your grant is disabled or has a long-term health condition:
Costs can include, but are not limited to:
We will not pay for capital or building costs, such as access ramps.
You can ask for these costs if your government and/or employer:
The costs we provide must not replace the support you may get from the government or your organisation, who are responsible for providing these costs.
You must complete and submit an Adjustment support form.
The form must only be completed by the person with the disability or long-term condition.
The form will ask you to provide:
If you need help to complete the form, email email@example.com or call +44 (0)20 7611 5757.
When you submit the form, we will send you an acknowledgement. We will then consider your request and let you know the decision.
We will need your consent to store and use the health data you provide in the form, so that we can process your request for adjustment support.
Health data is ‘special category personal data’. We will:
Read our Grants Privacy and Confidentiality Statement for more information on how we collect, store and use personal information.
We can provide support to:
We can support you to attend meetings at Wellcome, for example by paying for a British Sign Language interpreter.
If you live in England, Scotland or Wales, you may be eligible for:
Your employing organisation should make reasonable adjustments to accommodate your needs. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has more information about workplace adjustments(opens in a new tab).
If you’re employed outside the UK, your organisation may also offer support.
Disabled: we use the Equality Act (2010)(opens in a new tab) definition that defines disability as a ‘physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on a person’s ability to do normal daily activities’.
A disability may or may not be obvious. There are many hidden disabilities, such as mental health conditions like depression, and physical disabilities that may not need mobility aids, like some autoimmune disorders.
Long-term health condition: is any medical condition that cannot currently be cured but can be managed with medication and/or other therapies. Examples include diabetes, osteoporosis and dementia.
These are different to acute conditions which usually have a finite duration.