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:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, 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

Postdoctoral research

For researchers with a PhD or equivalent.

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.

Develop your research career

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

Key dates

We consider applications twice a year.

January 2018 round

  • Preliminary application deadline

    11 January 2018, 17:00 GMT

  • Full application deadline

    29 March 2018, 17:00 BST

  • 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

Christine Knight

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

Christine Knight

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