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

Support for applicants 

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

For example, we can:

  • provide application forms and funding information in accessible formats, for example large print, braille or audio
  • help you to complete your application form, for example by paying for a support worker
  • provide support so you can attend interviews at Wellcome, for example by paying for a British Sign Language interpreter.

Scheme deadlines 

Our funding scheme pages have information about how to apply, including application deadlines.

We aim to make the application form available at least three months before the deadline.

Deferring your application 

You can defer your application to the next round if you need to.

You can do this yourself if the scheme you’re applying to:

  • has multiple rounds
  • doesn’t have a preliminary application stage.

To defer your application, log on to Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab) once the deadline for the current round has passed. Find and select your application, then click the ‘Re-Apply’ button to defer it.

If the scheme you’re applying to has a preliminary application stage, contact us – we’ll defer your application for you.

Contact us 

For support during the application process, email our information officers at or call +44 (0)20 7611 5757.

Please contact us as early as possible.

More information 

  • Disabled grantholders – if you’re awarded Wellcome funding, we can offer different types of support during your grant
  • Flexible working – read about the opportunities we offer our researchers

Contact us 

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