Presentation on theme: "Elizabeth Peel Professor of Psychology & Social Change E: Funding Opportunities & Experiences: Small grants and mid- career fellowships."— Presentation transcript:
Elizabeth Peel Professor of Psychology & Social Change E: firstname.lastname@example.org Funding Opportunities & Experiences: Small grants and mid- career fellowships
Small grants scheme Duties to Care: A socio-legal exploration of caring for people with dementia. £7,391. September 2010- February 2012, with Rosie Harding, Keele University. Civil Partnership: Exploring the meanings of commitment, ritual and recognition for same-sex couples. £7,420. July 2006 – June 2009, with Victoria Clarke, UWE. Co-Principal Investigator. Neuroimaging: Understanding the perceptions and experiences of participants. £7,005. January 2005- March 2006, with Rachel Shaw and Richard Cooke, Aston University. Principal Investigator
BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants 2014 Round (Round 2) Application forms: available from 4 March 2014 Applicant deadline: 15 April 2014 http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm
Mid-Career Fellowship Scheme: Aims ‘to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to support outstanding communicators’. ‘awards are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and ‘champion’ in their field, and who would normally be within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate’. Dementia Talking: Care, conversation and communication. British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship Scheme. £110,450. September 2011-September 2012.
Dementia Talking Project http://www.dementiaproject.net/content/dementia-talking http://www.dementiaproject.net/content/dementia-talking Aim to understand how talk about, and to, people with dementia is constructed, with the goal of improving communication with people with dementia. Research questions How is dementia represented in society? How are people with dementia communicated with and about? In what ways can communication through everyday conversation improve the care of people with dementia? Publications Peel, E. (in press, 2014) ‘The living death of Alzheimer’s’ versus ‘Take a walk to keep dementia at bay’: Representation of dementia in print media and carer discourse. Sociology of Health & Illness, 36(6). Peel, E. & Harding, R. (2013) “It’s a huge maze, the system, it’s a terrible maze”: Dementia carers’ constructions of navigating health and social care services. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice.
www.britac.ac.uk Mid-Career Fellowships Application forms, Outline Stage: available from 14 August 2013 Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 18 September 2013 Result of Outline Stage announced: 18 December 2013 Application deadline, Second Stage: 15 January 2014
Application experience timely idea, achievable within time scale, impact built in. builds on previous BA funded research. Duties to Care project. www.dementiaproject.netwww.dementiaproject.net skills development.
Assessment criteria Assessors will evaluate the proposal on the basis of its academic merit, taking into account its originality, its relationship to, and the volume of, research already in the field, the scholarly importance of the research proposed, the suitability of the methodology, the feasibility of the research programme, the specificity of the scheme of research, the presentation, and intended outcomes.
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