We don't usually give supplementary funding on top of an existing Wellcome grant. But we do in specific circumstances.
If your grant has been disrupted by the pandemic and is due to end in 2020 or 2021, you may have already received a supplement from us.
For all other grants, as well as those due to end in 2022 or later, we will only agree to provide a supplement in exceptional circumstances.
Instead, we expect you to manage your existing funds to lessen the impact of the pandemic disruption. For example, you could:
If your award is from our Innovations division and payments are conditional on milestones, you should discuss your needs with your Wellcome contact.
We will provide supplementary funding to cover:
For sick leave, tell us when you took sick leave and for how long, but please do not share any sensitive personal health information with us.
We may provide supplementary funding to cover:
You must include evidence with your request to show that the standard institutional process has been followed.
Read about how to ask for these costs.
open access charges from publishers who support the open access model (but your organisation should cover these costs if it receives Wellcome open access block grant funding)
We don't provide supplementary funding when the actual costs of employing staff are more than the salary budget we've awarded. For example, when:
You can use any of the other funds on your grant to cover the actual costs of employing staff.