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Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowships

Please be advised that the information below is based on current deadlines noted from the Wellcome Trust and may be subject to change.

The deadlines below are based on internal and external procedural timelines. Internal deadlines for draft applications are early to allow for ample discussion between applicants and their sponsors about the application. Should you wish to apply to the Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship, please contact the Centre for the History of Medicine, or your preferred Centre or Departmental sponsor well in advance.

Please consult the Wellcome Trust's guidance and criteria before applying: https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/research-fellowships-humanities-and-social-science

Eligibility change: Applicant must have been awarded the PhD at the time of application. Applications from candidates who are still awaiting their viva by the time of the full application will not normally be accepted.

Preliminary materials should be in writing, and include:

  • a brief CV and full publication list
  • a letter of support from the head of department in which you will be working
  • the approximate cost of the proposal, broken down into equipment and project running expenses.

Please also submit a maximum of two pages in which you describe your proposed project. In addition to elaborating your research questions, you should also consider the following points:

  • How does this research advance the field? Why is it important?
  • What sources do you intend to consult and how will they help answer your research questions? Please give an indicative list of archives or secondary material.

For more information please contact the Centre Coordinator (or Centre Director - Hilary dot Marland at warwick dot ac dot uk)


Application Information and Deadlines:
Postdoctoral Fellowships January Round 2017
  • CHM Deadline for Draft Preliminary Applications = 12 noon 5 January 2017
  • CHM Deadline for Full Preliminary Application = 12 noon 12 January 2017
  • Wellcome Preliminary Application Deadline = 18 January 2017

For those invited to make a Wellcome Trust Full Application

  • CHM Deadline for Draft Full Application = 12 noon 6 March 2017
  • CHM and Research&Impact Services Deadline for Final Full Application = 12 noon 14 March 2017
  • Wellcome Final Round Deadline = 22 March 2017
  • followed by shortlisting in May 2017, and interviews in July 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowships July Round 2017
  • CHM Deadline for Draft Preliminary Applications = tba
  • CHM Deadline for Final Preliminary Application = tba
  • Wellcome Preliminary Application Deadline = tba

For those invited to make a Wellcome Trust Full Application

  • CHM Deadline for Draft Full Application = tba
  • CHM and Research Support Services Deadline for Full Final Application = tba
  • Wellcome Final Application Deadline = tba
  • followed by shortlisting in November 2017, and interviews in January 2018 (tbc)