Small Grants in Humanities and Social Science

Small Grants fund programmes of activities that enable researchers to establish and develop networks, explore new areas of research and increase the impact of their work.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage:

Postdoctoral research, Leading a research programme, Returning to research

Where your host organisation is based:

UK, Republic of Ireland, Low- and middle-income countries

Level of funding:

Usually up to £30,000

Duration of funding:

Flexible, usually 6 to 12 months but can be longer

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.

UK
Republic of Ireland
Low- and middle-income countries

See a list of low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Develop your research career

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

Key dates

There are no deadlines for this scheme – you can apply online at any time.

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.