Humanities and Social Science team
We support and fund innovative health research across the humanities and social sciences.
At different times in history, or in different cultures and settings, people can have very different experiences of health, disease and wellbeing.
Understanding more about those experiences can improve healthcare delivery. It can also improve the way scientists conduct their research. That’s why we support and fund innovative health research.
We do this by:
- understanding the global research landscape
- analysing and developing our portfolio of research, identifying gaps and seizing opportunities
- supporting and developing individuals and teams
- being accountable for funding decisions and mechanisms
- influencing national and international policy
- supporting libraries and archives to make their health-related collections available for research
- encouraging better uptake of research into policy and practice.
A major part of our work is engaging with our research community about their ideas. Many of you will apply for support through our funding schemes.
Contacts for funding
If you have a question about the research content or scope of your proposal, speak to the relevant person listed below.
If you have a question about your eligibility, the application process, funding policies or general queries about grants, contact email@example.com instead.
Head of Humanities and Social Science
strategic opportunities related to the Humanities and Social Sciences portfolio.
Portfolio development manager
João Rangel de Almeida
Portfolio development manager
strategic opportunities, major initiatives and partnerships, research evidence into policy and practice, and applications from scholars based in India, South Africa and Brazil.
social science and bioethics proposals for the University Awards and Research Fellowships, social science and bioethics proposals for the Research Awards for Health Professionals, Doctoral Studentships and Master's Awards, and all proposals for Secondment Fellowships.
medical humanities proposals for the University Awards and Research Fellowships, medical humanities proposals for the Research Awards for Health Professionals, Doctoral Studentships and Master's Awards.
past and present portfolio content and development.
Why funding research into the humanities and social sciences is important, and what we're doing.
Mary Dixon-Woods RAND Professor of Health Services Research, University of Cambridge Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science
I’ve had tremendous opportunities and met lots of fantastic collaborators and mentors along the way. Now I’m keen to make sure other people have the same kind of opportunities.
Christine Knight Senior Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science
Wellcome supports you – basically to be a bit eccentric and creative in whatever way suits you best.