Research Fellowships from Wellcome Trust

Deadline: 6 July 2016
Open to: postdoctoral or PhD scholars who sponsored by an established and normally senior member of the department
Fellowship: research expenses and a salary, plus appropriate employer’s contributions


Wellcome Trust is currently inviting applications for its Research Fellowships with an aim to support humanities and social science scholars at all stages of their career but not in an established academic post, who wish to undertake a period of research in any area of human and animal health. Strong preference is given to applicants with a good prospect of achieving an academic career in the field.

The maximum duration is three years full-time equivalent. The awards are full-time but may be awarded on a part-time basis if a case can be made that personal circumstances require this.

Full applications are considered by either the Medical Humanities or Society and Ethics Expert Review Group, depending on the area of the proposed research.


  • 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;
  • Applicants who have been awarded their PhD before applying;
  • Be sponsored by an established and normally senior member of the department, unit or institute in which the award is to be held;
  • Be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low-to-middle-income country.


Fellowships provide research expenses and a salary, plus appropriate employer’s contributions.

How to apply?

Interested applicants must apply through online process and download the application form.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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