Workshop Grant Scheme

You can apply for up to £1,000 to support your project.

What is a research workshop?

A Workshop is regarded by the Learned Society of Wales as the coming together of scholars at the early stage of planning and developing a collaborative research initiative. Please note that these grants are intended to encourage and support a range of meetings and events to advance the exploration of the topic, and that a single event sharing completed or advanced research is not eligible under this scheme

It is envisaged that each Workshop project will lead to the development of a network, or an outline of a concept for grant project proposal in the area explored in order to provide tangible results that will be of value to the academic community and the wider public.

You can see some examples of projects from last year’s pilot scheme here.

For full details of the scheme, please consult our guide.

Who can apply

Proposals must involve two or more organisations.  

Lead Applicants will be either: 

  • a full or part-time academic employed by a Higher Education Institution in Wales;
  • a full or part-time practitioner or research-active member of staff in the public or third sector with a demonstrable commitment to teaching and research within said institution.

Lead Applicants can be on a temporary or a permanent contract at their employing institution. 

What we’re looking for

The key principles of the funding scheme are:

  • collaborative and interdisciplinary research
  • working with external partners to co-produce research outcomes and generate knowledge exchange
  • ensuring that principles and best practice of interdisciplinary working are adopted from the outset, allowing for the development of truly collaborative partnerships which will provide solutions to complex challenges
  • consideration of and contribution to the seven wellbeing goals of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act
  • building partnerships in order to prepare to potentially bid for future funding opportunities

In addition to these principles, each stream has specific criteria that must be addressed in the application please see the guide for more details.

You may only apply to one funding stream.

Successful applications should have a start date between 1 April 2023 – 31 July 2023.

Funding Details

You can apply for up to £1,000 to support your project.

Proposals can include fully justified direct costs incurred in delivering the project. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As well as the key legal requirements, applicants should consider how they will address specific needs related to EDI, in-line with the Society’s commitment to EDI.

Impact and reporting    

Awardees will be asked to provide an update on progress (via a short from) by 1 August 2023, and a final report outlining the activities, outcomes and impact of the project by 31 October 2023.

For full details of the scheme, please consult our guide.

Deadline: 3 March 2023

Supported by HEFCW