Funding opportunity: Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: Calls

23 February 2018

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness is currently offering up to £6,000 in order to support researchers in 'pump-priming' activities for a large scale bid.

The Society prescribes that projects funded under this scheme lead to at least a full grant application to 'a major national or international funding body', plus publications where appropriate. Therefore, the funding offered is designed to support the activities needed in order to produce such a funding bid. The Society says:

"Funds may be used to support travel and associated expenses (standard or economy class rail and air fares only), pre-pilot work, literature reviews, or other activities needed to produce a high-quality, innovative research grant application. Please note that if staff are employed using grant money, no estates or indirect costs (overheads) will be paid."

Money will be awarded to teams of researchers, encouraging strong collaborations across the field. Although other disciplines are welcome to collaborate, at least two members of the team must have a track record in the sociology of health and illness. The project team must include at least four members in total, who must be drawn from at least three different institutions.

To win this funding, you will need to demonstrate you've chosen a strong team of relevant experts, bringing in other disciplines if necessary. You will persuade the Society that you've identified a key knowledge gap or research question that larger funders will wish to address, and that you will produce a project idea, through using the £6,000 on offer, that could be funded by a national or international body.

The deadline for application is 31 March 2018.

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