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

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.

Returning to research

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

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

January 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    18 January 2017

  • Full application deadline

    22 March 2017

  • Shortlisting

    May 2017

  • Interviews

    July 2017

July 2017 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    6 July 2017

  • Full application deadline

    21 September 2017

  • Shortlisting

    November 2017

  • Interviews

    January 2018

January 2018 round

The application form will be available in Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker in July 2017.

  • Preliminary application deadline

    11 January 2018

  • Full application deadline

    29 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

Christine Knight Senior Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

Christine Knight

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