Seed Corn Funding and Support for New Research Development 

Call for applicationsDeadline 30th November 2022

Crime in Mind is seeking to support development of new research.  

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

Up to £1000 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. Proposals exploring how presentation or practice may have changed in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic will be particularly welcome.

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 some 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 and contact details) and 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 is 30th November 2022. Please email to register your interest.

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