Funding Call

The  Medical Humanities research strand  is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the University’s ISSF 3 funding, administered by the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research. The strand operates from the Centre for Health, Humanities and Science.

The Medical Humanities Research Strand works to grow arts and humanities research by promoting intra- and inter- faculty interdisciplinarity, opening the door to arts-and-science collaborations, translational work and applied work. The strand seeks to promote excellent inter- and multidisciplinary research on health, illness and medicine.

We now welcome funding applications for projects which will support the development of a research idea into mature proposals suitable for a large external bid. The research should be humanities-led and lead applicants should be based at the University of Bristol.

The strand has £10,000 available, and encourages individual applications for up to £3000. The awarded funds need to be committed by 31stJuly 2020 and spent by July 2021.

We will closely examine each application and the corresponding funding request, with the following criteria:

  1. Potential for developing an external bid
  2. Good value for money
  3. Contribution to medical humanities research at UoB
  4. Contribution to developing interdisciplinary links within and beyond UoB.

    There is also a smaller funding pot available to provide individuals with support for incidental transactions such as train fares to meet with collaborators or room hire.

    Should you wish to apply for either of the funding opportunities above, please email cw1658@bristol.ac.uk by 30 January 2020. Your application should be no longer than 2,000 words.

    Best wishes,
    Havi CarelVictoria BatesUlrika Maude and John Lee
    (Medical Humanities Strand co-leads)

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