Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

International Conference Travel Grants

The Foundation has an award scheme to support post-graduate students and early career researchers to present or co-present a medical sociology / sociology of health and illness paper at an appropriate international conference outside the UK. We will provide funding for registration, standard accommodation and travel costs up to a maximum of £900 to present at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference in Japan, 13-19 July 2014 or £600 to present at another international conference.  The approval of funds is dependent on the results a review process undertaken by the Trustees.
Deadline for applications: 17 February 2014 and 2 June 2014.

Eligibility: Applications will be considered from postgraduate students registered for a Masters degree or MPhil/PhD in a UK University, including students who are full-time or part-time and students who are not UK or EU citizens, and early career researchers within 3 years of the award of their PhD.

The conference at which the applicant is is presenting his or her paper should be a recognised international conference outside the UK where their paper can make a relevant contribution. Applicants will be asked to clarify the contribution of their paper to medical sociology / sociology of health and illness including the conceptual or theoretical perspective to which it relates.

Research Grant Development Awards

Research Grant Development Awards provide ‘pump-priming’ funds for the development of high quality, innovative and multi-disciplinary research grants in medical sociology / sociology of health and illness. They are intended to support groups of individuals in working 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.

Deadlines for applications:  14 July 2014.

Eligibility: Applications will be considered from groups comprising at least four researchers, based in at least three different institutions, at least two of whom have a track record as active researchers in the sociology of health and illness.

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.

Expected outputs: Successful applicants are expected to produce substantive outputs in the form of a full grant application to a major national or international funding body and, where appropriate, publications in peer reviewed journals. These outputs are expected to be completed within 3 months of the end of the award unless otherwise agreed in advance.



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