Funds for Humanities and Social Science

The Wellcome Trust is currently accepting applications for its Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science to fund teams who are tackling major health-related questions in the humanities and social sciences that require a collaborative approach.

The pharmacist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector Sir Henry Wellcome died in 1936. On his death, his will established a charity for “the advancement of medical and scientific research to improve mankind’s wellbeing”.

Funding Information

  • A Collaborative Award is up to £1.5 million, for three to five years.
  • Wellcome Trust supported  includes:
    • Research expenses, including research assistance or PhDs
      • Staff
      • Materials and consumables
      • Animals
      • Equipment
      • Access charges
      • Overheads
      • Travel and subsistence
      • Overseas allowances
      • Inflation allowance
      • Open access charges
      • Clinical research costs
    • Research/teaching replacement
      • Applicants can ask for funds for research or teaching replacement to cover the cost of a temporary replacement lecturer. Costs:
        • can cover up to 40% of applicants contracted time and up to 40% of their coapplicant’s contracted time
        • are usually for a person at a more junior level than the post-holder
        • can be spread across the full period of the grant.
  • conference and meeting costs

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can apply for this award if applicants want to tackle an important and original health-related question that requires the combined knowledge and expertise of a team of researchers.
  • Applicants proposed approach must have the potential to make a significant, measurable difference to health research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • The number of researchers in their team can range from two to six and should be appropriate to applicants proposed research.
  • Everyone in the team should have:
    • a good track record in their field relative to their career stage
    • a PhD or equivalent.
  • Team members can come from the same or different disciplines. They can work in the same organisation (including the same department) or in different organisations around the world.
  • Applicants salary must be paid by their host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low-or middle-income country.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Wellcome Trust.

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Name of the Organisation
The Wellcome Trust
Grant Amount
1.5 million Pounds
Closing date of Proposal
Tuesday, 7 January, 2020
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