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Medical Humanities Awards 2020

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The AHRC, in partnership with the Wellcome Trust, are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the 2020 Medical Humanities Awards.

The Medical Humanities Awards champion the application of the arts and humanities within interdisciplinary research, and recognise education and social action informed by the arts and humanities, which transform our understanding of health and social care, health, and/or wellbeing in their social, cultural, and political contexts. 

The Awards recognise and showcase the very best research, impact, and leadership from the field of medical and health humanities. We hope it will encourage further valuable work at the interface between research in the arts and humanities and new insights into health, healthcare, and wellbeing. 

Applications and nominations are invited under five categories, with the winner of each category being awarded a £5,000 prize at an award ceremony to be held in July 2020:

  • Best Research 
  • Best Doctoral or Early Career Research
  • Best International Research
  • Best Community Led Project
  • Leadership Award

More details on the awards and how to apply can be found in the guidance document below.

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 18/03/2020

How to make an application

You should submit your application through the Smart Survey Application Form.

If you are nominating another person for an award, please use the Smart Survey Nomination Form.

Further Information

Medical Humanities Awards: Application guidance (PDF, 193KB)


For enquiries about these awards, please email the Health and Environmental Humanities Team at AHRC on HEH@ahrc.ukri.org.

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