Find out what to do if you want to transfer your Wellcome grant.
We recognise that researchers are increasingly mobile and that career paths may change during the course of a grant. We do not wish to stand in the way of such important decisions.
We will consider a transfer if you're:
The new organisation:
Transfers must be in the interests of the research and the people involved.
If you're a Wellcome fellow and you've been offered a permanent position, you can keep the research part of your fellowship but we'll remove the salary component. Contact the grants adviser looking after your grant to discuss this.
We won't consider a transfer to:
We will look at:
If your grant is jointly funded by Wellcome and another funder we will need to consider any specific eligibility restrictions that apply. Examples include:
You should contact the grants adviser looking after your grant. If you don't know who this is, contact our Grants Information Desk.
Make sure you let your Research Office know that you want to transfer your grant.
You should contact us as soon as possible. There is information that you will need to send to us and transfers can take several months to process.
We'll ask you to send us some, or all, of the information listed below to your grants adviser.
What we'll ask you for depends on your circumstances and the type of transfer. It may include:
We can't process your transfer until we receive the FER. Your Finance Office may take up to three months to issue the report.
We'll then process your request. If necessary we'll issue you with a new award letter.
If you have more than one grant to transfer, we'll consider them separately but process them at the same time. You'll get a separate award letter for each grant.
We won't pay any extra costs for the transfer, such as removal costs or location allowances, or provide new allowances for salary recovery and overheads.
If you're the lead grantholder and you transfer to another host organisation, equipment that was awarded as part of your grant should move with you to the new organisation.
This applies if you move:
If you hold a Multi-user Equipment Grant any equipment must remain at the organisation to which it was originally awarded.