Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Collaborative Awards promote the development of new ideas and bring disciplines together to speed the pace of discovery. This scheme funds teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Early, Intermediate, Senior, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries

Level of funding:

Up to £1.5 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.


You’re consolidating your research career. You lead on research projects and are establishing a research team.


You’re an experienced researcher responsible for the strategic direction of your research programme(s) and team(s).

Returning to research

You’re returning to a research career after a break of two years or more.

Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

Low-income, lower-middle-income and upper-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

January 2017 round

  • Preliminary applications deadline

    16 January 2017

  • Full applications deadline

    20 March 2017

  • Shortlisting

    May 2017

  • Interviews

    July 2017

July 2017 round

  • Preliminary applications deadline

    4 July 2017

  • Full applications deadline

    19 September 2017

  • Shortlisting

    November 2017

  • Interviews

    January 2018

January 2018 round

  • Preliminary applications deadline

    9 January 2018

  • Full applications deadline

    23 March 2018

  • Shortlisting

    May 2018

  • Interviews

    July 2018

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

Or call

+44 (0)20 7611 5757

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact the relevant person in our Humanities and Social Science team.

People we've funded