RICHARD BENJAMIN TRUST
Call for applications for funding
The Richard Benjamin Trust is a trust set up in memory of Richard Benjamin to ‘promote and research in hitherto neglected areas in the fields of occupational/organisational or social psychology’. The aim of the trust is to fund early career post doctoral study into areas that have not received funding from other grant awarding bodies. There should be a clear benefit to the public, organisations, communities and/or families from the selected research.
Our goal is to distribute seed funding for research in neglected areas of occupational or social psychology. 10 grants are available up to a maximum of £10,000.
RBT is a registered charity and does not fund university overheads.
There will be no funding round in 2016.
We invite research proposals from early career post doctoral researchers with less than 5 years post PhD experience, who wish to pursue work in ground breaking areas within occupational, organisational or social psychology. Applicants should make clear that the topic of their proposal has not been submitted, or under review with any other funding body. (The applicants' institution will be required to confirm this.) Successful applicants must be willing to participate in the Richard Benjamin trust online network.
Proposals with details of the funds requested are invited to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org You should include in the email subject box: "RBT Application".
The proposals should include:
- Names and details of researcher(s) involved
- Abstract up to 100 words
- Description of the research (max 4 pages, inc. references & CV), including:
Aims and objectives
Rationale of its importance
Innovation or novelty in the field of occupational or social psychology
Outline of methods and analysis
Impact of proposal for society, organisations and families
- Detailed timings and costings of the project: up to a maximum of £10,000
- Plans for dissemination of the findings
- A brief applicant CV
Successful applicants will be told of the outcome within 6 weeks of the closing date. There is no right of appeal. Due to the size of our trust, the committee regret that we can not provide any further feedback or details on submissions.
Conditions of the award
As condition of the award, you will be expected to confirm the date of the research commencing. In the event that this confirmation is not received within two months of the offer letter, the Trust reserves the right to withdraw the grant.
Successful project summaries will be posted on the Trust website.
Interim progress reports will be produced on request and an end of grant report submitted.
Institutions are responsible for promptly issuing invoices to the RBT at the start of the award period for 80% of the award 20% at the end of the award to accompany submission of the final report.
End of Grant Report: Each grant holder must provide the Board with an end of grant report, including dissemination activities and a financial statement no more than 3 months after the research has been completed. The preparation and submission of the report is the responsibility of the grant holder.
Application Deadline 13/03/2015
Previous grant holders research is now available to be downloaded