Closing date for applications: 31 March 2010
Each year the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) invites applications from Newer Researchers to enter a research proposal for a small scale project under an SRHE Prize scheme. All entries are reviewed by an expert panel; the successful SRHE prize winner receives a number of benefits from the Society in addition to the prize money awarded to fund the project selected. Entry is open to all and not restricted to current SRHE Members. The SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers is jointly sponsored by SRHE and the Taylor & Francis Group.
In 2010 there will be two prizes of £3,000 available for a research project of one year's duration. These awards are intended to provide support for early stage researchers in the field of higher education research to enable them to:-
- undertake a study that will prepare the ground for a larger project
- develop research skills which will help advance their research career.
Benefits of the Awards
The primary purpose of these awards is to offer support to Newer Researchers intending to pursue a career in higher education research by providing funding for an initial research project and offering access to the resources of the Society. Successful award holders are provided with the support of a mentor and, for UK based applicants, invited to become a member of the Society's prestigious Research & Development Committee which affords a wider involvement in higher education research developments.
Value of the Awards
The SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers provides:-
- £3,000 ( 4 equal payments paid quarterly)
- the support of an SRHE senior researcher as mentor
- publication by the Society of a paper on the research project undertaken
- presentation of the final paper at SRHE PGNR Conference
- one year's full free membership of the SRHE
- one years free subscription to the Society's main journals, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Abstracts & Higher Education Quarterly.
Eligible researchers are those with a minimum of a first undergraduate degree and currently registered as a student with, or undertaking research associated with, a university or college department and with a career interest in higher education research. These awards are not available to support study towards a postgraduate qualification or to support research work intended as the basis for a PhD submission. To qualify you should be within 6 years of the completion of your PhD or equivalent professional standing. This time limit excludes any formal career breaks taken for family responsibilities.
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