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Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowships

Deadline: Currently closed.

This scheme supports humanities researchers and social scientists who want to explore areas of health but do not hold established academic posts.

Currently closed.

More information about this scheme could be found on the webpage of the Wellcome Trust.


You are eligible to apply if you are a postdoctoral scholar not in a tenured or otherwise long-term established post (employment on a rolling contract is regarded as tantamount to holding an established post), wishing to carry out an extended period of research on a specific project. You will also be expected to have been awarded your PhD before you are eligible to apply. Applications from candidates who are still awaiting their viva by the time of the full application will not normally be accepted.

Written support will be required from the Chair of the Faculty.

Application process

The full list of requirements for preliminary applications is available on the Wellcome Trust website. Please consult the relevant page depending upon whether you are interested in the Medical Humanities or Society and Ethics field, as the two fields have slightly different requirements and expectations. Please direct queries on the application process to


Awards in both fields are expected to run for a maximum of three years and Research Fellows are expected to work full time on their projects (however part-time working may be considered on an exceptional basis). Awards include a salary and essential research expenses (full details of the latter are available on the website). Awards will not usually exceed £275,000.