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Wellcome Trust Funds

Wellcome Trust Funds

Check your eligibility and complete the funding application form.


The Wellcome Trust grant can be used to pay open access charges for publications that meet the following criteria:

  1. A journal article that reports original, peer-reviewed research
  2. Acknowledges Wellcome Trust funding in the required format (This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant number])
  3. The publisher meets the Wellcome Trust publisher requirements and so will
    1. Make the final version freely available in PubMed Central at the time of publication
    2. Publish the article with the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence

Wellcome Trust funds cannot be used to pay a non-compliant publisher; if the author chooses a licence other than CC-BY; for conference proceedings or publication types that do not report original research; for page or colour charges or for retrospective open access. Applications deemed ineligible for funding will be declined and any invoice already issued returned to the applicant.