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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.

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.

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.

What we don't fund

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Managing risks of research misuse

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

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.

Researchers funded by the tobacco industry

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

International sanctions: how they can affect grants

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

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.