Research Awards for Health Professionals

This scheme offers practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postgraduate, Early, Intermediate, Senior

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 6 months, or up to 3 years

Eligibility and suitability

What we offer

How to apply



You’re studying for a Masters or PhD.


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).

Contact us

About your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants:

About the scope and content of your proposal only:

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Getting here

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

July 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    6 July 2017

  • Full application deadline

    21 September 2017

  • Shortlisting

    November 2017

  • Interviews

    January 2018