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:

Leading a research programme, 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


Leading a research programme

For researchers with a PhD or the equivalent, and significant postdoctoral research experience.

Returning to research

For people who want to return to a research career after a break of two years or more.

Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Develop your research career

See our other schemes for researchers who are interested in leading a research programme.

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

January 2018 round

  • Preliminary applications deadline

    9 January 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Full applications deadline

    23 March 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Shortlisting

    May 2018

  • Interviews

    July 2018

July 2018 round

  • Preliminary applications deadline

    4 July 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Full applications deadline

    18 September 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Shortlisting

    November 2018

  • Interviews

    January 2019

Contact us

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

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