Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

This scheme supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Early, Intermediate, Returning to research

Level of funding:

Salary and research expenses covered

Duration of funding:

Up to 3 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.

Returning to research

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

Contact us

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

About the scope and content of your proposal only:

About our online application system:

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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

People we've funded

Christine KnightSenior Research Fellow, University of EdinburghResearch Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Christine Knight

Wellcome supports you – basically to be a bit eccentric and creative in whatever way suits you best. 
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