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Opportunity profile: Wellcome reboots the medical humanities

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Next year, the Wellcome Trust will pause its major humanities and social sciences grant schemes for two one-off calls to boost research capacity. Jack Harrington, Wellcome’s portfolio manager, tells Ashleigh Furlong what to expect.

Jack’s top tips

  • Register for the information sessions.
  • Emphasise career development.
  • Give team members time to develop innovative ideas and projects.
  • Think creatively and do not be scared to take risks.
  • Share intellectual leadership between partners. 

The Wellcome Trust’s Investigator and Collaborative Award schemes in the social sciences and humanities will be paused for a year from July 2020 to make way for two schemes aimed at boosting global research capacity in medical humanities and social science research.

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