Seed Awards help researchers develop compelling and innovative ideas that may go on to form part of larger grant applications.
Level of funding:
£25,000 to £50,000
Duration of funding:
6 to 12 months
You can apply for a Seed Award as an individual or as part of a group. You must have a PhD or the equivalent professional experience.
You must be based at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country (although collaborators can be based elsewhere).
Go to the World Bank website to see a list of low- and middle-income countries.
Who can’t apply
You can’t apply if you:
- currently hold a Seed Award (although you can apply for more in the future)
- have another Wellcome Trust award, with two or more years remaining, or 18 months if it’s a fellowship
- are currently undertaking a Master’s or a PhD
- want support for an existing, rather than a new, research project
- have a discrete project, with no follow-on plans.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for proposals that aim to develop new approaches or collaborations in the humanities and social sciences and enrich our understanding of human and animal health. Activities can include:
- pilot and scoping studies
- planning sessions
- meetings of collaborative networks.
Full application deadline
27 September 2016 (was 5 August 2016)
For More Information Please visit the Wellcome Trust Seed Awards Website
The BSHS is very pleased to announce a competition for up to 4 bursaries of £4,000 each to support students taking a master’s degree in the history of science, technology or medicine. This round of awards will be available to those who have been accepted on a master’s programme for the academic year 2015-16.
- Applicants must have a confirmed place on a master’s programme in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.
- Those studying for research-based master’s degrees are eligible to apply, but not PhD students nominally registered for MPhil (or similar) provisionally pending upgrade to PhD registration.
- There is no nationality requirement for applicants. There is no age limit.
- Non-members of the Society are welcome to apply.
Applications should be made using the form provided (see below), and should include a financial statement indicating what other funding has been sought or received. Those who have been given full studentships from other funding sources will not be eligible for these bursaries. All application materials should be sent as either word or PDF files by e-mail to the Executive Secretary at email@example.com with the subject ‘master’s bursaries’. The deadline is 30 June 2015. The applicant should ask two referees to send their supporting statements directly to the Executive Secretary, using the forms provided, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered by members of the Society’s Grants Committee, and other experts as appropriate. No interviews will be held. Applicants will be notified by the end of July. Details of successful applicants may be published in the Society’s newsletter Viewpoint where appropriate.
In addition to the bursary, the successful applicants will receive a year’s free membership of the BSHS and a free registration at the BSHS postgraduate conference in January. Grants will be paid by cheque or bank transfer at the start of the agreed award period. Grants not taken up within six months will be cancelled. Bursary recipients must notify the Society if their situation changes; a portion of the bursary may be reclaimed if the course is not completed. Bursary recipients must submit a brief report at the end of their award period. They should acknowledge the support of the Society in any publications or conference presentations which may arise from their work for the master’s degree.
See the application form below
Click on the link for the British Society for the History of Science website
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to fund
new History of Medicine PhD Fellowship
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland are
delighted to announce a new PhD Fellowship in the history of medicine in Ireland.
The Fellowship has been established by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland to support in-depth research into Ireland’s rich
medical history. It is worth €7,500 per annum for three years, and will cover the
winning applicant’s university fees and associated research costs.
The Fellowship is open to researchers planning to undertake a PhD relating to the
history of medicine in Ireland. Preference may be given to subjects relating to the
history of medical education and/or the evolution of medical pharmacology in Ireland from the 17th to the early 20th century.
Applicants must be planning to undertake their PhD research at a university on the
island of Ireland. It is their responsibility to ensure they meet the admission criteria of
their university of choice.
The fellowship application form can be found on www.rcpi.ie/heritagecentre.
Applications must be submitted to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Heritage Centre, accompanied by a letter of support from an academic supervisor.
The closing date for applications is Friday 27 March 2015.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel comprising representatives from the Royal
College of Physicians of Ireland and the Apothecaries’ Hall of Ireland and an
independent extern. All applicants will be informed of the decision of the panel by