Although they primarily support Medical research, the Wellcome Trust also offers Early Career Research Fellowships in the Medical Humanities. The scheme supports individuals at all stages of their career, who are not in established academic posts, but wish to undertake a period of research for up to 3 years.
Eligibility criteria is as follows:
You are eligible to apply if you are a postdoctoral scholar not in a tenured or otherwise long-term established post (employment on a rolling contract is regarded as tantamount to holding an established post), wishing to carry out an extended period of research on a specific project.
You will also be expected to have been awarded your PhD before you are eligible to apply. Applications from candidates who are still awaiting their viva by the time of the full application will not normally be accepted.
Your application must be sponsored by an established and normally senior member of the department, unit or institute in the UK or Republic of Ireland in which the award is to be held.
The deadline for preliminary applications is 18th July 2014, so if you’re interested you’ll need to get working on your application.
More information can be found here