Deadline: 31 March 2020
The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness (SHI Foundation) has announced a Research grant development awards to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds for the development of high-quality, innovative and multidisciplinary research grants in medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.
They are intended to support groups to work together to develop a research grant application and to submit it to a major national or international funding body within three months of the end of the award.
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Grants can be used to cover the costs of a range of activities, up to a maximum of £6,000, as required in the development of a grant application to submission. In 2019/20, a maximum of four awards will be made.
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Successful applicants are expected to produce substantive outputs in the form of a full grant application to a major national or international funding body and, where appropriate, publications in peer-reviewed journals. These outputs are expected to be completed within three months of the end of the award, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
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- Applications will be considered from groups comprising at least four researchers, based in at least three different institutions, at least two of whom have a track record as active researchers in the sociology of health and illness.
- The lead applicant must be based in a UK university or research institution and be an active researcher in the sociology of health and illness. Other applicants may be based outside the UK.
- Successful applicants may reapply for funding in subsequent years. Individual researchers may participate in more than one research group applying for a research grant development award, but may not hold more than one award at any one time.
- Trustees are not eligible to be lead applicants for awards (though they can act as coapplicants). Other members of their Department are not excluded from applying as lead applicants or coapplicants.
For more information, visit http://www.shifoundation.org.uk/?page_id=30