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Research Initiation Awards

This scheme is only open to people or organisations from outside the university.

These small awards (£300 – £500) are not for research activities as such; our aim is to support individual applicants, or community organisations, to build the relationships that initiate engaged research and generate the conditions for future engaged research.

We welcome creative and imaginative proposals for how this award could be used: hosting a workshop, making a creative intervention that opens up engagement around cultures and environments of health, working with a professional researcher to develop a research idea, setting up a small social media campaign to draw people to an issue or topic … we are open to suggestions.

More information here: Research Initiation Awards.

(NB: we have recently revised this information in the light of experience and feedback, so even if you’ve applied before, we recommend having another look.)

Apply for the award here

Transformative Research Awards

This is a discretionary award to support leading-edge transformative research. We are open to novel, innovative and interesting proposals that are interdisciplinary, and where appropriate transdisciplinary, and that approach and pursue research in an engaged way.

Proposals should be for research that complements and extends the Centre’s research themes (Transforming Institutions, Transforming Engagement, Transforming Health across the life course and Transforming Relations). Proposals must be cross-disciplinary, and, where appropriate, generate and show routes for collaborative, transdisciplinary engaged research partnerships with communities (e.g. practitioners, publics, charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, etc.) and other relevant parties with a shared aim of contributing towards the development of healthy publics.

Research proposals can be generated by researchers working in the Centre, by members of the wider university or people/groups from outside the university. In the latter two cases, we would expect Centre members to be involved at some point; for example in discussing and developing the proposal or collaborating in the research.

For more information click here: Transformative Research Awards

Submissions for the current round of TRA closed in June 2019. The submission date for the next round is under discussion; we will post a news item when the date is decided.

In the first round, the Centre made two awards: Dance, health and well-being; debating and moving forward methodologies and Cancer and close relationships.

Support for engaged research

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