‘Pump-priming’ funding across the UK for the development of high-quality, innovative research grant proposals in the areas of sociology of health and illness (application deadline: 31st October 2024)

Based in Leeds, Yorkshire, the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness aims to promote and improve social scientific research, education and scholarship in the field of the sociology of health and illness for public benefit.

The Foundation is currently offering a limited number of Research Grant Development Awards for UK universities and researchers to provide ‘pump-priming’ funds for the development of high-quality, innovative research grant proposals in the areas of sociology of health and illness.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 31st October 2024. In 2023/24, a maximum of six awards of up to £6,000 will be made.

The grants  are intended to support groups to work together to develop a research grant application and to submit it to a major national or international funding body within three months of the end of the award. Grants can be used to cover the costs of a range of activities, up to a maximum of £6,000, as required in the development of a grant application to submission.

Applications will be considered from groups comprising at least 4 researchers, based in at least 2 different institutions, at least 2 of whom (including the lead applicant) have a track record as active researchers in the sociology of health and illness. The Foundation welcomes multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary applications.

The lead applicant must be based in a UK university or research institution and be an active researcher in the sociology of health and illness. Other applicants may be based outside the UK.

Successful applicants may reapply for funding in subsequent years. Individual researchers may participate in more than one research group applying for a research grant development award, but may not hold more than one award at any one time.

Further information, including expected outputs, the application process and criteria for assessment, the application form and post-application process is available on the Foundation’s website.