The trust awarded the University of Oxford £69 million, the highest amount for a single university in 2013 and up 23 per cent on the amount awarded to the institution in 2012. The University of Cambridge got the second-highest award of 2013 at £67.7 million, up 28 per cent on its 2012 total.
But London universities fared less well. Of the four in the top 10 Wellcome grant allocations, only King’s College London managed to increase its funding on 2012, with a 14 per cent rise. The other three received less in 2013 than in 2012: University College London (down 0.2 per cent), Imperial College London (down 3 per cent) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (down 3 per cent).
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine benefited from the largest jump in funding in 2013. The trust awarded it £18.3 million last year, almost three times the £4.9 million awarded in 2012. The University of Dundee recorded the largest fall, with funding in 2013 at £16.1 million, down £18.8 million on the 2012 amount.
Note: Francis Crick Institute funds allocated but yet to be activated
Sources: Wellcome Trust Annual Report and financial statements 2013