Research Funding Team

We work with other teams in Wellcome to deliver our funding schemes.

The Research Funding team:

  • manages the grant application and award processes for all our funding activities
  • manages Wellcome's grant application systems
  • provides advice to applicants on how to apply for grants, our funding policies, and our procedures
  • manages peer review and our funding committees
  • supports award holders throughout their grant.

Our staff have expertise across science, public engagement and medical humanities, as well as administration, business processes, systems and policy.

Meet the team 

  • Alyson Fox

    Director of Research Funding


    Alyson Fox joined Wellcome in November 2010. She has responsibility for the management and governance of our grant funding and review processes.

  • John Rautenbach

    Operations Manager


Directed Funding and Planning

  • Sinead Lane

    Associate Director, Directed Funding and Planning

Funding Management

  • Lorraine Monteiro

    Associate Director, Funding Management

  • Zoe Broomfield

    Brain and Behavioural Sciences Team Manager, Funding Management

  • Vicky Marlow

    Cells, Systems and Tools Team Manager, Funding Management

  • Helen Thompson

    Genetic and Molecular Sciences Team Manager, Funding Management

  • Sophie Hutchison

    Humanities and Social Science Team Manager, Funding Management

  • Sheilagh Molloy

    Infection and Immunobiology Team Manager, Funding Management

  • Kat McCurrie

    Population and Public Health Team Manager, Funding Management

Funding Operations & Governance

  • Anne Taylor

    Head of Grant Operations

  • Sanja Vlaisavljevic

    Funding Policies Manager

  • Mike Niedzwiecki

    Funding Information Manager

  • Nina Frentrop

    Funding Systems & Data Manager

Contact us 

Get in touch with the team

If you have a question about eligibility, what we offer or our funding remit, contact our grants information officers by completing this form. We do not answer questions on the scope or competitiveness of proposals.

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