School of Social and Political Science

Wellcome Early Career Awards


There are 3 calls per year for this scheme with Wellcome deadlines in January, May and October.

The next Wellcome deadline for which you can apply to this scheme for a School of Social and Political Science hosted award is on 5th October 2023. However there is a School review process beforehand, so interested applicants are required to send a 2 page CV, 1-2 project proposal which addresses the criteria of the scheme and a summary mentor statement (1 page) for SSPS review at least 6 weeks before the Wellcome deadline, so by 24th August 2023. It is essential that you have secured agreement from a permanent member of academic staff in School of Social and Political Science before you submit the above documents.  Head of Subject area approval will also be required and your mentor can facilitate this process. Documents should be sent to and early feedback will be given on the strength of the proposal to allow progress to the next stage which will involve a draft submission.  

School deadline: 24th August 2023

Funder Deadline: 5th October 2023

Wellcome Shortlisting of successful applicants: December 2023

Wellcome Interviews: March 2024