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Call for Nominations: Wellcome Trust’s Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science (Due Date: 7 January 2020)
International Office   Thursday, November 21, 2019


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. 

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.

For more information on how to apply, please visit:


Keywords: Humanities