Application Deadline; July 6th 2016
This scheme supports humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts
You can apply for a Research Fellowship if you’re:
- a postdoctoral researcher who wants to carry out an extended period of enquiry on your own project
- not in a tenured or long-term established post (including a rolling contract)
- based (or plan to be based) in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.
Go to the World Bank website (opens in a new tab) to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.
You must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation.
In most cases, applicants should have been awarded a PhD before they apply.
reviewers will assess:
- the significance of your proposed research
- the strength of your approach
- your track record
- the suitability of the host environment for your research and for the development of your independent career.
- A Research Fellowship is for up to three years, or you can hold it part-time over a longer period.
During your fellowship, you can apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in your research and inspire learning.
Does not include
Wellcome Trust don’t fund on a proportion of full economic costs in UK universities.
July 2016 round
Preliminary application deadline
6 July 2016
Full application deadline
20 September 2016
Stages of application
Submit your preliminary application
We’ll assess your eligibility, suitability and competitiveness. If suitable, we’ll invite you to submit a full application.
Submit your full application
Review and shortlisting
Full applications are considered by either the Medical Humanities Early Career Expert Review Group or the Society and Ethics Early Career Expert Review Group, depending on the area of the proposed research. If your full application is successful at this stage, you’ll be invited for interview.
We’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers – we encourage you to suggest appropriate people. Unattributed comments will be sent to you before your interview.
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