Please note that there is no requirement that projects make use of cultural heritage (archives, collections, architecture, etc.): we welcome the full range of medical humanities disciplines and approaches. Applicants are also welcome to approach the Network Director directly (see below) with queries about projects or potential mentors.
The Glasgow Medical Humanities Network is a Wellcome Trust supported initiative that promotes closer strategic co-ordination in the city’s centres of excellence in medical humanities.
The Early Career Foundation Awards are small grants (up to £1000) intended to support Early Career Researchers in research and knowledge exchange activities that enhance medical humanities in Glasgow, and which offer potential for future development by the applicant.
A list of awards and projects from the 2021 round is available online: https://glasgowmedhums.ac.uk/ecrawards/foundation-award-recipients-2021/
As well as requesting a range of research expenses, applicants may request a personal bursary of up to £600. We envisage the optional bursary as targeted to PhDs/ECRs in casual, part-time, portfolio and/or precarious employment. We will though consider every application for the bursary on individual merit.
Applications are open to applicants from anywhere in the UK, within or outside of Glasgow. There is no requirement of any previous connection to the city’s universities and collections.
Applicants should normally be Early Career Researchers who are of postdoctoral standing (or in the final year of a PhD) but not in a permanent post. This scheme does not operate a postdoctoral ‘cut off’ point (e.g. three years post-PhD), so applicants are eligible if not in permanent academic employment, regardless of when they finished their PhD.
We also welcome applicants whose research trajectory does not follow the standard academic path (e.g. creative writers, artists, performers, clinicians, and others). Contact the Network Director for advice.
The 2022 round is now open for projects which are to be completed by 31 December 2022. Foundation Award activities may be carried out virtually, without the applicant being present in the city. The applicant should though ensure that the project is viable and completable.
Full details of the 2022 scheme including application form are available at the Network’s website: https://glasgowmedhums.ac.uk/ecrawards/
Queries may be directed to the Network Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application form should be sent to the Network mailbox email@example.com along with the applicant’s c.v. by the deadline of 20 June 2022. After an office review to determine eligibility, applications will be quality reviewed and the outcome notified by no later than 30 June 2022.