A Postgraduate Researcher in the Faculty of Arts received £300 in 2009 to launch the Glasgow Caribbean Discussion Group, bringing together students, staff and independent researchers who share an interest in issues relating to the Caribbean and the Atlantic.
This led to a funding bid in 2009/10 to further develop the network, including:
An interdisciplinary seminar series covering history, politics, slavery, memory, medicine, religion, languages and literatures, diasporas and migrations, social movements and cinema.
a major conference on 'Caribbean Enlightenment' to be held at the University in April 2010
A series of public lectures to mark Black History Month
A public engagement and training event for research students in music
The BIG Little Event for newbie science communicators Thinktank, Birmingham, Sept 2009 £120 Projects funded 2008/9 Educational Shakespeare Company: Mickey B Film screening and Arts for Social Change workshop, led by ESC Director £1394 Student Enterprise Summit attendance £6 £1100 PETS Public Engagement £13,000 For early-career research in Education (£7000) Research Development Network
Demonstrate how your proposal relates to parts C to G of the joint skills statement and make sure it is clear who will benefit and how (i.e. the training and development aspects of it should be clear)
Get someone from outside your subject area to read it and comment on both language and content - the committee who decides on it will not necessarily be from your subject area or understand why you need funding for a particular part of the project
Let us know if you have secured funding from other sources (or have attempted to do so)
Get your bid in early. That way staff from the Vice Principal’s office in R&E can read your bid and come back to you if they have any questions. If it goes straight to the Skills Training Forum and they don’t understand something you might not get a second chance!
Applications will be considered 3 times a year (September, January and May) and up to £10k a year is available