Funding of Young Researchers
As an organisation, we appreciate how difficult in can be, especially for those in the early stages of their career, to gather enough preliminary data required for larger grants. To tackle this, we awarded three pilot awards, two of which went to young researchers. We have also provided our researchers with a networking opportunity, and are planning and budgeting to offer training.
We also recognise the importance of adjusting our strategy to improve impact as we gather evidence on which areas need more funding. We are actively analysing the whole sector to identify where the greatest need is, and have already gained valuable insights into potential knowledge and funding gaps – for example, through the survey we ran last winter – and will be able to share these soon.