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Funded people and projects

Find out about the people and projects we've funded, including grants awarded, researcher stories and grant funding data.

Scheme deadlines

Key dates for funding schemes.

Low- and middle-income countries

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) lists the following countries as having low-income or middle-income economies. The OECD revises the list every three years.

How to write a Wellcome grant application

We know that preparing funding applications is time-consuming and can be stressful, so we’ve put together some tips to help you write your Wellcome grant application. 

Grant conditions

These set out the terms and conditions on which we award grants.

Grant payments

Information on how grant payments are made.

Science remit

Information about our science remit.

Eligibility information for applicants

Information for applicants applying for Wellcome funding.

Good research practice guidelines

Organisational governance, research integrity and design, sharing research outputs, mentoring, research culture and maximising the impact of research.

Open access policy

What the policy applies to, how to comply, preprints, costs we'll provide and sanctions.

Costs grantholders can claim on a grant

This information is for Wellcome-funded grantholders based in UK and Irish organisations. This is a list of the types of costs that can be claimed on a grant.

Charity Open Access Fund

The Charity Open Access Fund is a partnership between six health research charities, including Wellcome, to enable free and unrestricted access to the published outputs of the research we support.

Overheads policy

When researchers can ask for overheads and what costs are included.

How to complete an outputs management plan

An overview of things to consider as you develop your outputs management plan.

Bullying and harassment policy

What we expect from the people and organisations we fund, why we ask to be informed and what we do with this information, sanctions and handling allegations.

Grant funding policies

Our grant funding policies and guidelines in areas such as good research practice, bullying and harassment, use of animals, research misconduct and more.

People working on a Wellcome grant

Information for grantholders and host organisations about their responsibilities towards people working on a Wellcome grant.

Logo usage

If you have current Wellcome funding, you can use our logo on websites, presentations, paperwork and promotional materials.

What we don't fund

Although we fund a wide range of activities, there are some things we don't fund.

How to manage your grant budget

Costs you can move between budget headings and when you need to contact us.

Funding advisory committees

We have a number of committees, panels and expert review groups that shortlist and interview people who have applied for funding. 

Research Enrichment funding

Research Enrichment funding supports activities by Wellcome grantholders that will increase the impact of their work.

Starting your grant

What you need to do once your grant has been awarded.

How to prepare for a Wellcome funding interview

If you apply for a Wellcome grant, you may be invited for an interview to help us reach a decision. This advice is to help you prepare for your interview and it applies to researchers in biomedical science, population health and humanities and social science.

Data, software and materials management and sharing policy

How researchers should manage and share data, software and materials that arise from Wellcome-funded research and outputs management plans.

Tier 1 Global Talent visa route

If you're a researcher from outside the UK, you can apply to come to – or remain in – the UK via the Tier 1 visa route.

Planning your public engagement

Public engagement makes research better: listening to the public helps researchers improve their work.

Policy on intellectual property

What it applies to, what we expect from the researchers and organisations we fund.

Clinical trials policy

Funding, requirements before, during and after a clinical trial.

Research involving people in low- and middle-income countries

Responding to local healthcare needs, selecting research participants, community consultation, proxy consent for minors, ethical review and post-research access to interventions.

Policy on consent and revenue and equity sharing

What researchers and organisations must do if they want to commercialise Wellcome-funded intellectual property, getting consent and reporting on Wellcome IP-related activities.

Research involving human participants policy

What we expect from the researchers and organisations we fund, participants' rights, interests and safety, legislation, approval, consent and best practice guidance.

Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

Find out what costs Wellcome will cover and what you need to do if you take leave during your grant.

How to acknowledge Wellcome funding in research publications

Acknowledging Wellcome's funding in research publications.

Open access guidance

Information for authors, publishers and research organisations about our open access policy and how to comply.

Grant end dates

How to determine your grant end date and what to do if you need an extension or a postponement.

Clinical research using NHS resources

Researchers applying for clinical research funding need to complete a Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Tool (SoECAT) to be eligible for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio and the support this provides. This change came into effect on 1 October 2018.

End-of-grant reporting

End-of-grant reporting allows us to evaluate the impact of the research we fund.

Research misconduct

Responsibilities of organisations, sanctions and handling allegations.

Grant start certificate

How and when to complete and submit a grant start certificate to activate your grant.

How to report grant progress

Wellcome's online portal for our grantholders to report on their funded work.

Managing risks of research misuse

Joint BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome statement on managing risks of misuse associated with grant funding activities.

Open access information for authors

Guidance for Wellcome-funded authors of research papers, monographs and book chapters.

Final payment and expenditure reports

How to complete a Final Expenditure Report to receive the final payment when your grant ends.

Sick leave

Find out what costs Wellcome will cover if you need to take sick leave during your grant.

Our guidance on intellectual property commercialisation agreements

Some of the key issues that we expect to see addressed in intellectual property commercialisation agreements.

Conflicts of interest policy: Wellcome-funded researchers and commercial organisations

Our policy, how researchers and organisations must identify and manage any potential conflicts of interest, compliance, breaches of our policy and sanctions.

Use of animals in research policy

What we expect from the researchers and organisations we fund, animals covered by the policy, 3Rs standards, NC3Rs peer review and when researchers must contact us.

Disabled applicants

No one should face barriers when applying for Wellcome funding. We’re committed to making sure our application process is accessible to everyone.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

Information about ORCID and why Wellcome is supporting it.

Confidentiality of the application review process

How and why we keep the application review process confidential.

Supplementary grant funding

When we provide supplementary funding.

Flexible research careers

We understand that different people choose different career paths, so we want to provide flexible research career opportunities.

Guidance for Wellcome Trust Centres and Africa and Asia Programmes

The processes you need to follow to support your researchers and track their compliance with our open access policy.

Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

Why we don't support researchers funded by the tobacco industry.

End of a grant

Information and resources that are useful at the end of your grant.

How to transfer a grant

Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.

Grant start dates

How to determine your grant start date and what to do if you need to defer.

International sanctions: how they can affect grants

Who our policy applies to and what researchers and organisations must do.

Currency issues

Information about what currency you can ask for in your grant application and what happens if the exchange rate fluctuates.

Open access information for publishers

Information and help for publishers involved in open access.

Common Reporting Standard tax form

If this is your or your organisation's first Wellcome award, you must complete a Common Reporting Standard (CRS) tax form.

Grant payments team

Who to contact if you have a grant payment query.

How to get the final 10 percent of your grant funds

Details of grant funds retained by Wellcome until a Final Expenditure Report has been submitted.

Disabled grantholders

If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can offer different types of support during your grant.

Privacy and confidentiality: Wellcome grants

Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

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

Coronavirus (Covid-19) - information for anyone applying for, or who holds, a Wellcome grant.

Carbon offset policy for travel

What we expect from the people we fund, costs we'll pay and what researchers and organisations need to do.

How to use Grant Tracker

Guidance for anyone who uses Grant Tracker to create, review or submit a grant application, or manage an existing grant.