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Wellcome Trust Funds

Wellcome Trust Funds

Check your eligibility and complete the funding application form.


For publications submitted after 01 January 2021 the Wellcome Trust grant can only be used to pay open access charges where the following criteria are met:

  1. An original, peer-reviewed research article
  2. Acknowledges Wellcome Trust funding in the required format
  3. Published in a fully open access journal or a subscription journal with transformative journal status
  4. The publisher makes the final version freely available in PubMed Central at publication with a CC-BY licence

Authors can use the Journal Checker Tool to determine whether their preferred journal complies with Wellcome policy.

Please do not assume funds will be available unless this has been confirmed by the open access team. Applications deemed ineligible for funding will be declined and any invoice already issued by the publisher will be returned to the applicant.

If your publication was submitted prior to 01 January 2021 and the former policy will still apply.