This scheme supports researchers who want to help affected countries and international decision makers to better prevent and control the spread of cholera.
The scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and Wellcome.
This scheme is open to researchers who want to understand the impact of, or develop ways to improve, interventions to prevent and control cholera.
If you’re successful, the results of your research will be used by the Global Taskforce for Cholera Control to develop, implement or improve national cholera control plans in affected countries. You’ll take part in relevant taskforce meetings to disseminate your results.
These awards are open to individuals or teams of up to ten members from anywhere in the world.
You can apply if you’re based at:
You must be able to accept our standard grant conditions.
Teams may be based in the same or in different organisations.
We encourage applications from lead applicants based in low- and middle-income countries, where the risks of cholera are highest.
To be eligible, you must propose to do one or more of the following:
Examples of areas we’ll consider include (but are not limited to):
We will review:
We particularly welcome proposals that focus on:
There are two levels of funding you can apply for:
We'll fund a number of smaller awards and one or two large awards.
Awards are expected to last for up to two years.
Your costs should be justifiable and appropriate for your proposed activities.
You can request support for:
We will cover the salary costs of all staff, full or part time, who will work on your project. Staff members may include research assistants, technicians, fieldworkers or clinical staff employed on your grant.
We don’t usually provide a salary for any applicants for this scheme. But if you, or any applicants, hold a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract and have to get your salary from external grant funding, you can ask us for this in your application. See the ‘Eligibility and suitability’ section above for more information.
We don't provide studentship stipends.
Staff salaries should be appropriate to skills, responsibilities and expertise. You should ask your host organisation to use their salary scales to calculate these costs, which should include:
You should allow for salary pay awards during Year 1. These should be based on pay awards already agreed: if you don’t know what the pay award is yet then use our inflation rate.
From Year 2 onwards, you should use your organisation’s current pay rates. We’ll provide a separate inflation allowance for salary inflation costs.
Find out more about people working on a Wellcome grant.
We may make a contribution towards the salary of departmental technicians funded by Research England and its equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will need to provide a full audit record of their time on your project.
If you have named people on your grant whose salaries will be funded by Wellcome, you can ask for visa or work permit costs to help them take up their posts at the host organisation. You can also ask for:
We will pay for the materials and consumables you need to carry out your proposed research, including:
You can ask for smaller items of equipment that are essential to your proposed project. Costs may include purchase, delivery, installation, maintenance and training, where necessary.
If you want to request larger items, please contact us before applying.
We will cover VAT and import duties if:
We will cover maintenance costs for equipment if:
We won’t cover maintenance costs for equipment if there is a mechanism in place to recoup these costs through access charges.
We will cover the cost of one personal computer or laptop per person up to £1,500.
We won't pay for:
You can ask for the cost of access to shared equipment or facilities if they’re essential to your research project. These may include materials and consumables, plus a proportion of:
We don’t cover the costs of:
If the facilities or equipment were paid for by a Wellcome grant, you can only ask for access charges if:
We've changed our overheads policy for grant applications submitted from 1 October 2019. Read our updated policy and the 'How to ask for these costs' section below.
This process applies if you’re now eligible to ask for overhead costs.
In your application you must:
This information applies to grant applications submitted up to 30 September 2019.
We cover research management and support costs if:
We don't cover these costs if your host organisation will include the sub-contracted funding in its annual report to the UK Charity Research Support Fund.
They can include:
The total research management and support costs should not be more than 20% of the direct research costs you're requesting.
See a list of low- and middle-income countries.
You can ask for travel and subsistence costs for collaborative visits for you and any research staff employed on your grant. You’ll need to justify each visit and its duration.
You can ask for a contribution towards the costs of attending scientific and academic meetings and conferences, including registration fees and the costs to offset the carbon emissions of your travel. The limits are:
You’ll need to specify the amount you’re requesting for each person.
You can also ask for costs to cover caring responsibilities if you or any staff employed on your grant attend a conference. This includes childcare and any other caring responsibility you have, provided:
You can ask for up to £1,000 per person for each conference.
We will pay for other essential visits, for example to facilities, for sample collection and for fieldwork. You can include subsistence costs.
This is a new policy. It applies to all types of travel costs Wellcome provides.
You can ask for:
We won't pay for the core infrastructure that your host organisation should provide, unless you're eligible to ask for these costs under our overheads policy. Examples of these costs include:
See our carbon offset policy for travel for information on what you and your organisation need to do.
If you’re away for up to one month you can ask for subsistence costs. These include accommodation, meals and incidentals such as refreshments or newspapers.
If your administering organisation has a subsistence policy, use their rates.
If your administering organisation doesn’t have a subsistence policy, please use the HMRC rates.
If you’re away for more than one month and up to 12 months, we will pay reasonable rental costs only, including aparthotels. You should discuss appropriate rates with your administering and host organisations, or Wellcome, as appropriate. We expect you to choose the most economical options, booked in advance where possible.
If you’re from a low- or middle- income country and will be working in a high-income country for more than one month and up to 12 months, you can also ask for up to £10 a day to cover extra costs, such as transport and incidentals.
If you’re away for more than 12 months, we will pay the costs of your housing. You should discuss your needs with your administering and host organisations.
The allowance we provide will be based on family and business need. We will set the maximum allowance we pay for each location. This will be based on current market data or, where data is unavailable, in consultation with your administering organisation, using equivalent market rates. Please contact us if you need help calculating the costs.
We will cover the direct expenses you have to pay to find and rent a home. We will not cover the cost of utilities or any refurbishment.
If you or any research staff employed on your grant will be doing research away from your home laboratory, we'll help with the additional costs of working on the project overseas. Please see the 'Overseas allowances' section for details.
We cover fieldwork costs if they’re essential and you can justify them. Costs can include:
You can ask for other fieldwork costs that aren’t listed here, but you’ll need to justify them.
If your organisation receives block funding, you can ask them to cover your open access article processing charges.
If you're at an organisation that doesn't receive block grant funding, we’ll supplement your grant when your paper has been accepted for publication.
You can't ask for these charges in your grant application.
Costs you may ask for (you will have to justify these costs in your application):
Costs we won’t pay:
*We will fund these costs in the case of animal-related research.
Costs grantholders can claim on biomedical science research grants.
You can also apply for Research Enrichment funding to increase the impact of your work through activities in public engagement and diversity and inclusion.
We don't fund:
We don't fund overheads unless they're included on this page.
This scheme is now closed.
This is a one-off scheme.
Monday 26 November 2018, 17:00 GMT