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Prize for Newer Researchers from the Society for Research into Higher Education

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Each year the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) invites applications from Newer Researchers to enter a research proposal for a small scale project under an SRHE Prize scheme. The winner receives a number of benefits from the Society in addition to the prize money awarded to fund the selected project. Entry is open to all and not restricted to current SRHE Members. The SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers is jointly sponsored by the SRHE and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

In 2015 there will be up to three prizes of £3,000 available for a research project of one year’s duration. These awards are intended to provide support for early stage researchers in the field of higher education research to enable them to:

  • Undertake a research project in their own right.
  • Develop research skills which will help advance their research career.
  • Benefits of the awards.

The primary purpose of these awards is to offer support to Newer Researchers intending to pursue a career in higher education research by providing funding for an initial research project and offering access to the resources of the Society. Successful award holders are provided with the support of a mentor and, for UK based applicants, invited to become a member of the Society’s prestigious Research & Development Committee which affords a wider involvement in higher education research developments.

Value of the Awards

The SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers provides:

  • £3,000 research funding
  • The support of a SRHE senior researcher as mentor.
  • Publication by the Society of a paper on the research project undertaken.
  • Presentation of the final paper at SRHE Newer Researchers Conference.
  • One year’s free membership of the SRHE.
  • One years free subscription to the Society’s main journals, Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Abstracts & Higher Education Quarterly.

Eligible researchers are those with a minimum of a first undergraduate degree and currently registered as a student with, or undertaking research associated with, a university or college department and with an interest in pursuing a career in higher education research.

These awards are not available to support study towards a postgraduate qualification or to support research work intended as the basis for a PhD submission. Research proposals submitted for these awards must demonstrate that they relate to different research questions than those covered by a PhD, or equivalent, if this is yet to be awarded or completed. To qualify as a newer researcher you should be within 6 years of the completion of your PhD or equivalent professional qualification.

Call closes

31 March 2015

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  • Katherine Roycroft
    Research Project and Development Manager (Mon–Wed)
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    0161 247 6067
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  • Jane Walkington-Ellis
    Research Project and Development Manager (Wed–Fri)
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    0161 247 3654
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  • Gary Lindsay
    Research Administrator
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    0161 247 2706
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    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Business School,
    All Saints Campus,
    Oxford Road,
    Manchester, M15 6BH,
    United Kingdom

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