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Humanities and social science funding schemes

These funding schemes support individuals and teams across all stages of a research career.

Our funding schemes
Investigator Awards Funding for world-class researchers to address the most important questions.
University Awards Support enabling universities to attract and retain outstanding research staff.
Research Fellowships Support for individuals not in established academic posts.
Master's Awards Funding for individuals to undertake a one-year Master’s course
Secondment Fellowships Secondments for Trust-funded early-career researchers outside academia.
Seed Awards Funding to support the generation of new ideas.
Research Awards for Health Professionals Funding for health professionals to carry out a period of research
Collaborative Awards Funding for collaborative research by teams.
Doctoral Studentships Support for scholars to undertake a full-time doctoral degree
Research Resources Awards Funding for libraries and archives, and research bursaries.
Small Grants Support for small-scale research projects, scoping exercises or meetings.
Wellcome Trust Centres Funding for world-leading groups proposing novel and innovative ways of tackling important research and translational questions.
The Hub Award Project funding and a stimulating space for researchers and other creative minds.

For information about applying to the Trust, Grant Conditions, eligibility and deadlines see Application information. Current grantholders should see Managing a grant.

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