This scheme offers practising health professionals the opportunity to carry out humanities or social science research, in any area of health.
Level of funding:
Salary and research expenses covered
Duration of funding:
Up to 6 months, or up to 3 years
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).
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Stages of application
Submit your preliminary application
You must submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker(opens in a new tab).
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
The Medical Humanities Early Career Expert Review Group or the Social Science and Bioethics Early Career Award Expert Review Group will review your application, depending on the area of your proposed research.
If your full application is successful at this stage, and is for more than £100,000, you’ll be invited for interview. If your application is for less than £100,000, the relevant Expert Review Group will make the final funding decision.
External peer review
We’ll seek written comments from external expert reviewers, including members of our Peer Review College. Unattributed comments will be sent to you before your interview.
If you are disabled or have a chronic health condition, we can support you with the application process.
We consider applications twice a year.
January 2019 round
Preliminary application deadline
11 January 2019, 17:00 GMT
Full application deadline
28 March 2019, 17:00 GMT