Epidemic Preparedness: Social Science Research Protocols (Closed)

This scheme supports social science researchers who want to develop new standardised ways to conduct research for epidemic preparedness and response. 

The scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and Wellcome. 

Scheme at a glance 

This scheme is now closed

Lead applicant career stage:
Administering organisation location:
Low- or middle-income countries, Republic of Ireland, Rest of the world, UK
Funding amount:
Up to £2 million is available to fund several awards
Funding duration:
Up to 2 years

Who can apply

You can apply to this call if you’re a social scientist employed at a higher education organisation or not-for-profit research institution.

You can find out more about eligibility and suitability for this scheme in our call for proposals [PDF 272KB].

Up to £2 million is available to fund several awards.

Awards are expected to last for up to two years.

You can find out more about what we offer in our call for proposals [PDF 272KB].

This scheme is now closed.


This is a one-off scheme.

  • Preliminary application deadline

    11 June 2018, 17:00 BST

  • Preliminary application decision

    29 June 2018

  • Workshop with WHO and UNICEF

    11 July 2018

  • Full application deadline

    5 October 2018, 17:00 BST (was 4 September 2018)

  • Decision

    November 2018

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact Joao Rangel de Almeida