Wellcome Trust Humanities and Social Science Programme

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. The Trust supports biomedical research and the medical humanities. It's breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. The Trust is independent of both political and commercial interests.

This scheme enables a Wellcome Trust-funded PhD student, post-doc or early-career researcher in humanities and social science. Applicants must hold one of the following awards:

Applications for the 2019 Secondment Fellowship are now closed.

Applications for the next round will be announced in spring 2020. For more details visit the Wellcome Trust POST fellowship page. You can keep in touch with fellowship opportunities by following us on Twitter.

A selection of recent POSTnote briefings written by Wellcome Trust funded fellows:

POSTnote 519 - Electronic Health Records

POSTnote 489 - Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

POSTnote 455 - Electronic Cigarettes

POSTnote 449 - Minimising the Harms of Khat

POSTnote 444 - Cosmetic Procedures

POSTnote 421 - Measuring National Wellbeing

POSTnote 413 - Assessing Capacity for Work

POSTnote 391 - An Ageing Workforce

Contact POST

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
Houses of Parliament

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