Funding Opportunities in: Medical History & Humanities at the Wellcome Trust

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Funding Opportunities in: Medical History & Humanities at the Wellcome Trust. Nils Fietje Fay Bound-Alberti 4 May 2012. Who we are. An independent research-funding charity Established 1936 Funded from private endowment Managed for long - term stability and growth - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Funding Opportunities in Medical HumanitiesFunding Opportunities in: Medical History & Humanitiesat the Wellcome Trust Nils FietjeFay Bound-Alberti4 May 2012

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • An independent research-funding charityEstablished 1936Funded from private endowmentManaged for long-term stability and growthInterests range from science to history of medicineWho we are

  • Strategic Plan 2010-20

    One vision Three focus areasFive challenges

  • Our VisionTo achieve extraordinary improvements in human and animal health

  • To support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities.Funding Opportunities in Medical HumanitiesOur Mission

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Three focus areasSupporting outstanding researcherssupporting the best researchers at all stages of their careers; creating the best research environments; influencing the policy landscape

    Accelerating the application of researchstimulating Technology Transfer, clinical research and uptake to policy & practice

    Exploring medicine in historical and cultural contextsfostering medical humanities, education & public engagement

  • Five major challengesMaximising the health benefits of genetics and genomicsUnderstanding the brainCombating infectious diseasesInvestigating development, ageing & chronic diseaseConnecting environment, nutrition and health

  • Medical History & HumanitiesAimsTo enable bold and expansive research that addresses important questions at the interface of science, medicine and the humanities.

    To focus funding on fewer, larger grants and continue to support a number of personal awards (Research Fellowships, University Awards).Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Medical History & HumanitiesRemitThe research we fund should develop our understanding of the impact of medicine and medical sciences on human and animal health

    Research must be historically grounded, drawing, where appropriate, on wider disciplines, in particular the humanities (e.g.: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.)

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Delivering the strategyFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & SocietyMain grant types:

    Strategic AwardsInvestigator AwardsPersonal Awards Small Grants

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & Society

  • Major Overseas ProgrammesFocus countries Other eligible countries Geographic eligibilityFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & Society

  • Strategic Awards in Medical HumanitiesFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & SocietyLarge-scale initiatives or research programmes that engage with 5 strategic challenges and/or explore medicine in its social, historical & cultural context

    Flagship projects for established groups with strong track records

    Competing with projects from all areas of the Trusts interests

    Highly competitive, even at preliminary stage. Get in touch!

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & Society

  • Investigator Awards in Medical Humanities, Ethics & Society

    New and Senior Investigator AwardsJoint Investigator Awards are possibleTriage and interviewAwarded on vision & track record but must be methodologically soundFlexible duration, flexible budgets: the research question should drive applicationFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Lessons from the first round8 grants funded: 4 in MHH, 4 in E&SSanjoy Bhattacharya, University of York: The local bases of global healthSusan Golombok, University of Cambridge: Future familiesMethodology is keyNeed to address a mixed audiencePresentation: 3 slides to tell your storyNew Investigators: we want more!Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • University Awards

    Very successful and prestigious schemeApplicants cannot be in an established academic post The university guarantees a permanent post at the end of the award Up to 5 years support, providing full salary for three years, 50% in the fourth year and 25% in the fifth year

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Fellowship Awards

    Includes an interview stageWe expect candidates to have completed their PhD at the point of applicationTry to have published something from your PhDUp to 3 years supportFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Enables clinicians, scientists, or nurses to undertake full-time research at a centre or department with academic expertise in medical humanities, biomedical ethics, or the health-related social sciences

    Provides the salary of a locum or replacement lecturer for the duration of the award

    Research Leave Awards for Health Care Professionals/ScientistsFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Committee Structure for MH&E GrantsFunding Opportunities in Medical HumanitiesPeer-reviewPeer-review

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Assessment Process for IAsFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & SocietyOptional CV details check

    Main application submission

    Expert Review Groupreview & short-listing(2 ERGs MHH and E&S)

    External peer review

    Selection Panel

    Interviews

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities, Ethics & Society

  • Important Dates (1st Round)Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Investigator AwardsDeadlineFellowships & University Awards22nd July, 2012CV Check/Prelim20th June, 20122nd September, 2012Full Application1st August, 20121st week November, 2012ERG1st week November, 20121st week February, 2013Selection Panel / Interview Committee1st week December, 2013

  • Important Dates (2nd Round)Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Investigator AwardsDeadlineFellowships & University AwardsNONECV Check/Prelim2nd December, 2011NONEFull Application1st February, 2012NONEERG1st week May, 2012NONESelection Panel / Interview Committee3rd week June, 2012

  • PhD StudentshipsFunding Opportunities in Medical HumanitiesProvides a stipend and research expensesFor the full 3 years must apply before you begin your studies

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Masters StudentshipsSupports Masters courses in HoM or MedHum at any university with a HoM or MedHum Masters programmeExpected excellent upper 2:1 undergraduate degreePays for fees and stipendFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • 5,000 to facilitate medical humanities researchCan fund small-scale projects such as scoping exercises, workshops, conferences, symposia, lectures series, etc.Can pay for research expenses for a larger research projectDoes not necessarily have to be historically groundedShould have a distinct outputSmall GrantsFunding Opportunities in Medical HumanitiesWellcome Trust POST FellowshipsAvailable to WT-funded final year doctoral students or early-stage postdocs to spend 3 months at POST

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • People & Society AwardsPeople < 30k, Society > 30kExhibitionsEvents & debatesEducation projects Drama productionsFilmsFestivals (Science, History & Literature)

    Public Engagement GrantsFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Arts AwardsTwo schemes: Small 30kDance, drama, performance arts, visual arts, music, film, craft, photography, creative writing or digital mediaProjects must involve creation of new work

    Broadcast Development AwardsSeed funding for getting early-stage ideas for TV, radio or new media projects to a pitchable stage

    Public Engagement GrantsFunding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Wellcome Libraryhttp://library.wellcome.ac.uk Wellcome Collectionhttp://www.wellcomecollection.org Wellcome Trust Book Prizehttp://www.wellcomebookprize.org

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

  • Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    n.fietje@wellcome.ac.uk f.bound-alberti@wellcome.ac.uk

    www.wellcome.ac.uk/medicalhumanities PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH!

    Funding Opportunities in Medical Humanities

    ******New and Senior Investigator Awardswhats the differenceNew IAs: should have a monograph; should have some experience with supervision.Joint Investigator Awards are possiblecan be between new and senior IATriage and interviewNo peer review on initial triage processAwarded on vision & track recordfundamental assessment criteria. Forms have changed, much more conciseMethodology is still fundamentally important, particularly at interview. Forms has changed to highlight thisFlexible duration, flexible budgets: the research question should drive applicationApplications have tended to come in at 100-200k p.a. over 5 years. But important not to inflate.

    *8 grants funded: 4 in MHH, 4 in E&SRecipients of the first awards are researching topics that include the social and psychological impact of emerging assisted reproductive technologies; the technologies, ethics and programmes of tuberculosis control; and East Asian medicine in the past millennium.Sanjoy Bhattacharya (Senior Investigator), University of York: The local bases of global health: primary health care in South Asia and beyond, 1945-2010Methodology is keyNot a lot of space on application form; invariably, this will be a key question at interview. Important to have a sound methodological planNeed to address a mixed audienceThose applications that could speak to the entire panel, and could make their research relevant to most panel members, fared the best.Presentation: 3 slides to tell your storyMake links to policy, if possible. Connect your research to the present day. Explain why your research is bold, exciting. This is a pitch!New Investigators: we want more!Only 3 applications in MHHShould be scaled to experience, should be feasible.Ok to admit inexperience, and plan in mentorship, advisory board, etc.

    ***Highlighted by the Review as important schemeWhole suite of opportunities for healthcare professionals interested in exploring the wider determinants and contexts of their own medical or scientific work.

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