Research Grant Scheme continues to support Wales’ future experts 

Projects as wide-ranging as policing and air quality, British Sign Language and social exclusion have received funding in the latest round of the LSW’s Research Grant scheme.

The scheme awards up to £1000 to researchers to run workshops that bring people together at the early stage of planning and developing a collaborative research project.

The aim is that these workshop result in the creation of a research network or bids for additional funding to develop the project further.

Barbara Ibinarriaga Soltero, the LSW’s Programme Manager for Researcher Development, said:

“A fundamental aim of the LSW is to create an environment that supports Wales’ current and future experts.

“The grant scheme is a vital part of that work.

“Since we launched it two years ago, the scheme has supported over 30 different projects and is becoming an important part of Wales’ research landscape.”

The schemes that received money in the first round of applications for 2023/24 were:

  • Police Peer Supervision to Support Wellbeing
  • South Wales Assessment Network (SWAN)
  • Fostering Sanctuary and Anti-Racism Through Community Collaborations
  • Co-producing air quality citizen science in Caerphilly County Borough
  • Welsh History Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Network
  • Expanding the BSL and Deaf Research Network in Wales
  • National Poet of Wales International Cynghanedd Project
  • Social Exclusion Research Interest Group (SOCSEN)

The latest round of applications is now open. Full details here.