Early Career Foundation Awards

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.

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 2021 round is now open for projects of no more than twelve weeks which are to be completed by the end of calendar year 2021. 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.

Please download full details of the scheme, including a list of suggested topics and mentors, and the application form.

Queries may be directed to the Network Director: gavin.miller@glasgow.ac.uk

The application form should be sent to the Network mailbox arts-gmhn@glasgow.ac.uk along with the applicant’s c.v. by the deadline of 31 July 2021. After an office review to determine eligibility, applications will be quality reviewed by the Network Steering Group and the outcome notified by no later than 31 August 2021.