Research Grant Scheme Celebrates a First Year of Success
The Learned Society of Wales’ research workshop grant scheme reaches its first anniversary having funded 23 research projects that range from martial arts to Parkinson’s Disease, dolphins to community farms.
The scheme awards grants up to £1000 to allow researchers to run workshops that bring partners together at the early stage of planning and developing a collaborative research project.
The aim is that these workshop then lead to the creation of a network or bids for additional funding to develop the project further.
The schemes we have funded in the first year are (listed with the lead proposer):
|Health and Disability in Public History||Dr Emily Cock||Cardiff University|
|Decolonising the University in the Welsh Context||Dr Ahmed Memon||Cardiff University|
|The Wales Martial Arts Researcher-Practitioner Network||Dr George Jennings||Cardiff Metropolitan University|
|Raising Awareness of Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) Amongst Employers When Recruiting Individuals with a Learning Disability||Dr Rebecca Ward||Swansea University|
|Making Active Travel Accessible for Children in Wales||Dr Amy Mizen||Swansea University|
|Welsh Writing in English and its Borders: A Digital Bibliography||Dr Elizabeth Edwards||University of Wales Trinity St David|
|‘The ground beneath our feet’: Sites of Deep Time in Wales||Dr Andrew Webb||Bangor University|
|Interrogating Social Prescribing; Swansea Community Farm||Dr Menna Brown||Swansea University|
|Welsh & Basque Cooperation Workshop Series||Dr Igor Calzada||Cardiff University|
|Feminism in South Wales, 1974-1999: From the Women’s Liberation Movement to the National Assembly||Dr Rachel Lock-Lewis||University of South Wales|
|Mapping the Historical Fictions of Wales: an Inter-Disciplinary Approach||Professor Diana Wallace||University of South Wales|
|Understanding Key Issues and Priorities for Research into Care-Experienced Children and their Families in Wales Using Linked Administrative Data||Laura Cowley||Swansea University|
|Reading Displacement: Displacement of Communities in Policy, History and Art||Professor Mererid Hopwood||Aberystwyth University|
|Care Research Interest Group (CRIG)||Dr Maria Cheshire-Allen||Swansea University|
|An ECR-Led Research Workshop to Critically Discuss Psychological Support for People with Parkinson’s Disease – Bringing Together Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Therapy in Wales||Dr Lucy Bryning||Bangor University|
|‘Languages Connect Cs’: Developing Teachers’ and Learners’ Vocabulary Knowledge and Skills in Line with the New Curriculum for Wales||Ellen Bristow||Cardiff University|
|Developing the Wales Sexual Health Research and Evaluation Network||Adam DN Williams||Cardiff University|
|Welsh Language Communities and Dementia||Dr Hanna Binks||Aberystwyth University|
|Climate Change Response Through Natural and Cultural Heritage Management: A Network for Wales (ClicherNet4Wales).||Dr Lynda Yorke||Bangor University|
|Addressing the Barriers to Inclusive Cycling in Wales||Professor Sin Yi Cheung||Cardiff University|
|The Unknown Dolphins of the Gulf of Suez, Red Sea.||Gemma Veneruso||Bangor University|
|Reducing the Impact of Childhood Trauma in Wales: A Coproduction Approach||Professor Sinead Brophy||Swansea University|
|Public Legal Education in Wales: Opportunities for Welsh Law||Dr Huw Pritchard||Cardiff University|
Cathy Stroemer, our Programme Manager for Researcher Development, said:
“The first year of the workshop grant scheme has been a huge success.
“We are thrilled with the quality and range of applications we have received. Many of the projects have delivered impressive outcomes.
“Perhaps most importantly, several of the schemes have already used our grant as a springboard to successfully bid for further funding to develop the project.
“This was the purpose of our grant scheme and we are thrilled at the impact it is already having.
“One of the Society’s strategic aims is to create an environment that supports Wales’ current and future experts.
“The success of the first year of the grant scheme demonstrates how we are meeting that objective.”
The next round of the scheme will open later in the autumn of 2023.