‘Methods North West’ aims to become a regional hub for research methods innovation, celebrating the collective strength, depth and breadth of methodological expertise across the participating Universities of Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and Keele.
To this end MethodsNW has opened a Collaborative Research Grants Call of up to £2,000 to support initiatives and symposia on cutting-edge developments in research methods across the North West.
We envisage that proposals will fall into two broad categories:
i. Methods Innovation Grants (MIGs) will bring together researchers who are interested in particular research methods or combinations of methods to refine, re-invent or find novel ways to apply them to contemporary research problems.
ii. Thematic Innovation Grants (TIGs) will focus on a particular research problem, question or challenge and bring to bear participants’ expertise in a variety of research methods to develop innovative ways to address them.
Collaborative Innovation Grants are intended to support creative proposals that speak across disciplinary pathways and research fields and that evidence how the NWSSDTP is taking a lead in the application of cutting-edge methodology regionally, nationally and internationally. We particularly welcome proposals enhance the professional development of participants as career researchers. A successful proposal will therefore be:
1. genuinely collaborative
2. persuasively innovative
3. meaningfully inclusive of PGR students
Applications are invited from staff and postgraduate researchers from across the four contributing institutions and must include participants from at least two of those institutions. One institution must be named as the Lead institution for the project. Student-led initiatives are welcome, but there must be a named academic contact in the lead institution.
The deadline for applications will be 4pm on Tuesday 1st May. You should receive a response within two weeks. Enquiries and completed application forms should be directed to Dr Ian Fairweather firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information can be found here http://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=36811