Call for applicationsDeadline 31st January 2024

A guidance sheet can be viewed here.

This call for applications for support is for people who want to build research skills.

Up to £1500 will be offered to each of two successful applicants/applicant groups for preliminary or preparatory work to inform substantive research into a topic relevant to forensic mental health service provision.

This may be in any form, but with sufficient rigour that a publication would be feasible.

Examples include a limited systematic or scoping review, or qualitative research to inform hypothesis generation or analysis of an already established and available database.

In addition to financial support, Crime in Mind will support dissemination and discussion of findings, for example through webinars and expert commentaries on the completed project.

The research must be conducted within the framework of a professional organisation used to administering research, such as a university department, a healthcare trust or similar established body. Insofar as ethics approval is required for the work, this must be obtained before the grant is released.

Proposals should include the applicant’s/applicants’ name(s), qualifications, work affiliations and address, including email. The core proposal should be about 1000 words long (excluding titles, applicants’ names, contact details and brief relevant biography). It should cover the rationale for the study, a clear research question, proposed methods for the project and a statement of what the applicant(s) consider their work will add to what is already known and likely next steps.

Undergraduate applications will be considered providing an appropriate supervisor signs support for the application. The deadline for applications to is 31st January 2024. 

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If you are interested in joining Crime In Mind please visit our Membership page here.

Research can transform lives. We want to support discoveries about what helps people with mental disorder who have been victims of criminal behaviour, or perpetrators of criminal behaviour, and their families, and the clinicians and others who treat them and, indeed, the wider community when its members are in contact with these problems. More effective prevention is the ideal, when this is not possible, we need more effective, evidenced interventions for recovery and restoration of safety.

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