Funding guidance

Here you can get advice that will help you either apply for Wellcome funding or manage an existing grant. There's also useful information if you're a research manager.

See Coronavirus (Covid-19): information for grant applicants and grantholders.

We're changing our funding schemes

The way we fund research is changing to support our new strategy. A simplified set of funding schemes is open for applications.

Most of our current funding schemes will close during 2021. Check the relevant scheme pages for application deadlines.

Applying for funding 

Each of our scheme pages has specific information about applying for that grant. We also have this general application information that applies to all of our grants.

Grant Tracker

Apply for a grant or manage an existing one through our online system.

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Starting a grant 

Find out what you need to do when your grant has been awarded.

Grant finance and administration 

Read our guidance about grant finance and other related issues.

Research practice and policies 

Find out what we expect of you and your organisation when you hold a Wellcome grant.

Ending a grant 

Check what you need to do when your grant comes to an end.

Research outputs 

Understand how to manage the outcomes of your grant.

Information for research managers 

Guidance you may need to refer to frequently.


Pre-award stage

Post-award stage

Contact us 

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.