Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

These awards offer flexible funding support to researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health.

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:

From under £300,000 to around £1 million

Duration of funding:

Up to 5 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply

Definitions

Early

You’re starting your career in postdoctoral research.

Intermediate

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

Senior

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.

UK
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).

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

July 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    4 July 2017

  • Full application deadline

    19 September 2017

  • Shortlisting

    November 2017

  • Interviews

    January 2018

January 2018 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    9 January 2018

  • Full application deadline

    23 March 2018

  • Shortlisting

    May 2018

  • Interviews

    July 2018

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

Mary Dixon-Woods RAND Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Mary Dixon-Woods

I’ve had tremendous opportunities and met lots of fantastic collaborators and mentors along the way. Now I’m keen to make sure other people have the same kind of opportunities.
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