Wellcome Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science
Deadline: July 6, 2016 (Preliminary Deadline)/ September 20, 2016 (Full Application Deadline)
Applications are invited for the Wellcome Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science. This scheme supports humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts.
- A Research Fellowship is for up to three years, or you can hold it part-time over a longer period. Support includes:
- A basic Salary (determined by the host organisation);
- Research Expenses.
- During your fellowship, you can apply for public engagement funds to involve the public in your research and inspire learning.
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. In most cases, applicants should have been awarded a PhD before they apply;
- 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;
- You must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation.
- Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.
What’s Expected of your Host Organisation
- You must have an eligible sponsoring organisation that will administer your fellowship for the full duration of the award. You should give careful thought to your choice of sponsor and supervisor/research mentor; they should have strong track records in research, training and mentorship;
- Your sponsor should be based at an eligible sponsoring organisation that will administer your fellowship for the full duration of the award. The sponsor should hold an established post and be in a position to guarantee you space and facilities for the full period of the fellowship;
- Your supervisor or research mentor should:
- Provide support and advice during the application process and the period of the award;
- Be committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations.
***Your sponsor can also be your research sponsor or mentor.
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.
- Submit your application through the Wellcome Grant Trust Tracker.
- Submit your preliminary application: Your eligibility, suitability and competitiveness will be assessed. If suitable, you will be invited to submit a full application.
- Submit your full application: View a sample full application form for Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science
- 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.
- Peer review: Organizers seek written comments from external expert reviewers – you are encouraged to suggest appropriate people. Unattributed comments will be sent to you before your interview.
- Interview: The Medical Humanities Interview Committee or the Society and Ethics Interview Committee will interview shortlisted candidates at the Wellcome Trust offices in London.
For more information, visit Wellcome Research Fellowships.