The Wellcome Trust recognises the challenges faced by researchers when managing a research career with other responsibilities, such as family commitments or with health-related matters.
As a result, they will supplement grants by the actual costs incurred by the employing institution in meeting an individual’s salary while on maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave, less any recoverable statutory pay.
This entitlement is open to all individuals who take such leave whilst their salary or studentship stipend is being funded by a Trust grant.
The official end date of the grant may also be extended for the period equivalent to the leave taken.
In addition, for all grant holders, irrespective of whether the Trust pays their salary, requests will be considered for supplements to cover additional direct research costs such as research staff and expenses, that may be incurred due to the grant holder taking maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave. Requests for such supplements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.