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WT Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science (preliminary deadline: 4th July 2018; full application deadline: 18th Sept 2018)

Investigator Awards enable humanities and social science researchers with a compelling research vision to tackle the most significant questions in human health.


The purpose of the Wellcome Trust  Investigator Award is to support leading researchers to follow a compelling long-term vision for their research. The reviewers are looking for a compelling research vision that:

  • new Wellcome Trust logois both ambitious and feasible
  • transforms an area of humanities and social science related to human health
  • builds on the area of research of the applicant.


Early career and established researchers under contract to a research organisation in the UK, Ireland or a low-or-middle-income country.

Level of funding

From £250,000 to £1 million, for 3 to 5 years

Special Conditions

The application must be accompanied by a supporting letter from the applicant's host organisation. It should come from the most senior authority in the relevant faculty, school or division.


For further specifications please see the Wellcome Trust web page for their Investigator Grants


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