Nominations Open for Wellcome Trust’s Collaborative Awards in Humanities and Social Science

Deadline: 7 January 2020

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

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