IHRR Small Grants Scheme
(7 February 2012)
IHRR is providing funding of up to £1500 to prime research and other activities to promote work in hazard, risk and resilience at Durham University.
The aim of the small grants scheme is to promote activities at Durham University that develop research activity, research capacity, impact and/or dissemination in the broad fields of hazard, risk and resilience. The funds can be used to pump-prime new research; organise workshops or meetings; fund attendance at conferences; develop marketing materials; and suchlike. Funding may be used to support the activities (but not maintenance or fees) of research postgraduate students in hazard, risk and resilience, so long as the planned activity supports the development of IHRR.
The maximum that will be awarded to any single proposal is £1,500.
Applications to the IHRR Small Grants Scheme are invited, to be submitted by Friday 24th February. Any funding awarded must be fully utilised within the fiscal year (i.e. by 31 July 2012); it cannot be carried over into future years.
Applications will be considered by a committee consisting of the Director (David Petley) and the Co-Directors (Alex Densmore, Lena Dominelli and Sarah Curtis). Essential criteria for decisions on applications:
- The project must have a focus on one or more aspects of hazard, risk and resilience (defined broadly);
- The project must demonstrably develop research, collaboration and/or the profile of work in hazard, risk and/or resilience at Durham. The proposal must briefly state how the funds will allow further development of initiatives around hazard, risk and resilience;
- The project must be feasible and of high quality.
Preference will be given to projects that are multi- or interdisciplinary and that will lead to new or improved research, enhanced impact or increased external funding.
All decisions will be reported to the Institute's Management Board.
Deadline: 4pm Friday 24 February
Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.