Seed Awards in Humanities and Social Science

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

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Level of funding:

Usually between £25,000 and £100,000

Duration of funding:

6 to 12 months

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.

Key dates

The next deadline will be announced in early 2018. Please check this page for updates.

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