Deadline:

18 September 2018

Location:

UK

(Award)

Description

Investigator Awards in Humanities and Social Science

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

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To be competitive, you must propose a compelling research vision that:

  • Is both ambitious and feasible
  • Transforms an area of humanities and social science related to human health
  • Builds on your area of research.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Humanities
  • Social science

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, TURKEY, IRAN, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

3 to 5 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • You can apply for an Investigator Award if you’re a humanities or social science researcher with a compelling vision who wants to tackle a significant question about human health.
  • We consider applications from researchers throughout their careers. For example, you may be a newly appointed lecturer, a mid-career researcher or a senior researcher.
  • If you’re in the early stages of an independent research career, you should be able to show that you can drive advances in your field of study and that you have considerable promise. You should have a strong track record relative to your career
  • You should have an international reputation as a research leader in your field.
  • You must be based at an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low- or middle-income country.
  • You should have a permanent, open-ended or long-term rolling contract, or the guarantee of one. Your salary must be paid by your host organisation.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • The level of funding we provide for an Investigator Award ranges from £250,000 to £1 million.
  • The award covers the costs of carrying out the programme, such as:-research expenses
    -research/teaching replacement
    -conference and meeting costs
  • This award does not include your salary costs. These must be provided by your host organisation.

How to Apply

First Step: submit your application through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker (WTGT).

Second Step:Statement of commitment

You must provide a statement of commitment from your host organisation with your application. It should come from the most senior authority in the relevant faculty, school or division. The statement is an opportunity to show us that the host organisation is the ideal place for your research. It should be specific to you and your research,

third step: Review and shortlisting

Depending on the area of your proposed research, full applications are shortlisted by either the:

  • Medical Humanities Investigator and Collaborative Award
  • Social Science and Bioethics Investigator

fourth step: External peer review

If your proposal is shortlisted, we’ll ask for written comments from other expert reviewers who specialise in areas relevant to the content of the application. Unattributed comments will be sent to you before your interview.

fifth step: Interview

  • If you’re invited for interview, you’ll be asked to make a ten-minute presentation to the Humanities and Social Science Selection Panel. This will be followed by questions from the panel.
  • Interviews take place at the Wellcome offices in London. Please make sure you are available for all the interview dates. We will pay your travel and accommodation costs.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Asmaa amer/ Egypt 

Reviewed by” ِAmany Alngar/ Egypt 
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MARJ3 Scholarships team