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The Wellcome Trust

  1. Carole Reeves

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003554



How to Cite

Reeves, C. 2007. The Wellcome Trust. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007


The Wellcome Trust is one of the world's largest and most diverse independent biomedical charities, supporting a spectrum of activity from basic science to history of medicine. Total charitable expenditure in 2005 was £483 million and investment assets were £12.3 billion. Currently, about 90% of its funds support UK activities while most of the remainder underpins research and capacity building in developing and restructuring countries. There are over 3000 Wellcome Trust funded researchers in more than 40 countries.


  • biomedical;
  • charity;
  • medicine;
  • history of medicine;
  • science