Society’s Grant Scheme continues to support innovative Welsh projects

The ongoing success and importance of our Research Grant Scheme is evident in the eight new projects that have received funding in the latest application round.

This year we are awarding grants that meet any of the following conditions:

  • Wales Studies
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Early Career Researcher (any discipline) as project leader

We attracted bids from six of Wales’ universities.

“We’re delighted with the ongoing success of the Grant Scheme,” said Dr Barbara Ibinarriaga Soltero, our Programme Manager for Researcher Development.

“It has become an important part of Wales’ research landscape and we’re starting to see its effect in terms of generating successful long-term research projects.

“For example, researchers at Wrexham University who received one of our grants last year have used that to secure a £15,000 grant from the Adverse Childhood Experiences Hub Wales for their project ‘Police Peer Supervision to Support Wellbeing’.

“This is precisely why we established our grant scheme and it is so encouraging to see it starting to bear fruit in this way.”

The eight projects we have funded in this latest round are:

Empowering places: interdisciplinary approaches to community-focused educationDr Tom Avery 
Swansea University
Regenerative tourism in Bridgend through grassroots engagementDr Karen Davies Cardiff Metropolitan University 
Empowering young people in researchDr Michaela JamesSwansea University 
Support for neurodivergent staff working in UK higher educationDr Emma HarrisonWrexham University
Community schools in Wales: conceptual understanding, current deployment, and future developmentLisa FormbyWrexham University
Strengthening research collaboration and community in arts and humanities across Wales and ScotlandProfessor Kirsti Bohata Swansea University 
Representation of older people in Welsh-language TV drama workshopsDr Aelwyn Williams / Dr Elain PriceSwansea University 
Citizen science in the community: co-production of a programme to support the engagement of people living in deprived areas to gain insight into physical inactivity and health inequalitiesDr Zsofia Szekeres Cardiff Metropolitan University