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If you’ve got a great idea in the areas we support, browse our grant schemes to find the one that’s right for you.

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    Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science

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

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    Duration of funding

    Up to 3 years

    Scale of funding

    Salary and research expenses covered

    Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Funding teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

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    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland,

    Duration of funding

    3 to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    Up to £1.5 million

    Doctoral Studentships

    Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science doctoral degrees in any area of health.

    Career stage:

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland,

    Duration of funding

    Usually 3 years

    Scale of funding

    Stipend, research expenses and tuition fees

    Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Enabling humanities and social science researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most significant questions in human health.

    Career stage:

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland,

    Duration of funding

    Usually 3 to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    From £250,000 to £1 million

    Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Helping researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that will go on to form part of larger grant applications to Wellcome or elsewhere.

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    Duration of funding

    12 to 18 months

    Scale of funding

    Usually between £25,000 and £100,000

    Open Research Fund

    Enabling researchers to develop and test innovative ways of making health research open, accessible and reusable.

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    Duration of funding

    Up to one year

    Scale of funding

    Up to £50,000

    Research Fellowships for Health Professionals

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

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    Duration of funding

    Up to 3 years

    Scale of funding

    Salary and research expenses covered

    Research Enrichment – Public Engagement

    Helping Wellcome grantholders to engage the public with their research. This scheme was previously known as the Provision for Public Engagement.

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    Duration of funding

    Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

    Scale of funding

    Between £10,000 and £250,000 (depending on your main Wellcome grant)

    University Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Enabling humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations.

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    Duration of funding

    Up to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    Salary and research expenses covered

    The Hub Award

    Bringing researchers and creative professionals together at Wellcome Collection to work as a collaborative residency.

    Duration of funding

    One to two years

    Scale of funding

    Flexible funding, up to £1 million

    Master's Studentships in Humanities and Social Science

    Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health.

    Career stage:

    Duration of funding

    1 year

    Scale of funding

    Studentship stipend and fees covered

    Research Enrichment – Open Research

    Supporting Wellcome grantholders to develop innovative ways to make their research open, accessible and reusable.

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    Duration of funding

    Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

    Scale of funding

    Up to £50,000

    Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

    Enabling Wellcome grantholders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion in their work.

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    Type of researcher:

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    • Clinical,
    • Public health

    Duration of funding

    Funding will end at the same time as your main Wellcome grant

    Scale of funding

    Up to £20,000

    Research Resources Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Helping collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers.

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland

    Duration of funding

    Up to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    Up to £500,000

    UK Prevention Research Partnership Scheme

    Funding large interdisciplinary research collaborations and networks to support research on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases in the UK.

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK

    Duration of funding

    5 years for a consortium; up to 4 years for a network

    Scale of funding

    £4 million to £7 million for a consortium; up to £400,000 for a network

    Secondment Fellowships

    Secondment Fellowships are for humanities and social science researchers who we already fund. Researchers spend three to six months working at non-academic organisations to develop their skills.

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    Duration of funding

    3 to 6 months

    Scale of funding

    A fully-funded extension to a fellowship, PhD or research assistant position

    Master's Programme Awards in Humanities and Social Science

    Supporting people who want to run Master’s programmes to train humanities and social science researchers in any area of health.

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    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland

    Duration of funding

    3 years

    Scale of funding

    Each award covers the cost of 3 studentships

    Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

    Funding programmes of activities that enable researchers to build professional networks, develop new research agendas and increase the impact of their work.

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    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Republic of Ireland,

    Duration of funding

    Flexible, usually 6 to 12 months but can be longer

    Scale of funding

    Usually up to £30,000

    International Exchange Programmes in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

    Enabling researchers to run international exchange programmes. The exchanges will help to transform careers and shape the direction of future research.

    Career stage:

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • UK,
    • Rest of the world

    Duration of funding

    3 to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    Up to £1.5 million

    Research Development Awards in Humanities, Social Science and Bioethics

    For groups of researchers who want the time and resources to shape the direction of their future work. The development programmes will lay the foundation for research that takes risks and pushes academic boundaries.

    Career stage:

    Where your host organisation is based:

    • Anywhere in the world

    Duration of funding

    3 to 5 years

    Scale of funding

    Up to £1 million