Wellcome Research Resources Awards in Humanities and Social Science


Wellcome invites applications for its research resources awards in humanities and social science. These help collection and information professionals develop library and archive material for humanities and social science researchers. Projects must have the potential to make a significant difference to health research in the humanities and social science. They must do at least one of the following:

  • make relevant material held by libraries and archives more accessible during cataloguing, digitisation or conservation;
  • develop and preserve relevant material not yet held by a library or archive, for example material that originated in a digital form or new archival material;
  • develop new tools for the discovery and analysis of data and digital content.

Applicants must be collection or information professionals working in a publicly-accessible library, archive, museum or digital repository based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Applicants may work by themselves or with other professionals or academic researchers at one or more organisation. Collaborations are welcomed between libraries and archives where there is related and complementary material, and where skills, resources and expertise can be shared. Two or more organisations can either work together jointly or one organisation can lead.

Grants are worth up to £500,000 for up to five years.

Closing date 08 Apr 20

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