Funding Links

As well as from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, and the Economic and Social Research Council, funding for research into literature and science can be sought from the following organisations, amongst others:



NESTA: National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

NESTA is the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts. It is the largest single endowment devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK. It invests in early stage companies, informs innovation policy and aims to encourage a culture that helps innovation to flourish.



The Royal Society

Founded on 28 November 1660, the Royal Society is the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The bulk of its funding opportunities are directed to scientists. It also provides funding for research projects, conferences, and meetings on the subject of the history of science. The website contains a detailed history of the Royal Society, links to current events and supported projects, and information regarding forthcoming funding opportunities.



The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. Through various grants projects, it is committed to funding projects – activities or academic research – that investigate biomedical science and its social contexts. Projects can consider the social, cultural, ethical and historical issues related to biomedical science. The website contains details of the funding opportunities available, current projects funded by the Wellcome Trust, and links to the Wellcome Library, Wellcome Collection and Wellcome Images.