The NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) aims to create welcoming and equitable environments, structures and processes, that celebrate diversity, and value, respect and recognise contributions from all. To ensure that SPHR’s new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy is fully embedded across the School, we are delighted to launch a pilot programme to provide small grants funding in support of collaborative EDI projects across the membership.
There will be a funding pot of £40,000 to support projects in the first instance. The EDI Committee will assess the success of this initial pilot and participant feedback, with a view to proposing further rounds in the future.
The purpose of this funding scheme is to offer existing SPHR members flexible funding to support specific EDI projects or initiatives that promote inclusive practices across SPHR in line with the EDI Strategy.
Please note this call is only open to SPHR members. For queries about eligibility, please read the guidance, if your question is not answered in the guidance, please email it to email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
Q1. How are you defining ECRs for the application process?
A1. There is not a set definition for ECR in terms of years post-doc but we ask you to justify in your application why you are applying as an ECR and how this funding will further your career.
Q2. When can my project start/end?
A2. You can start your project any time after 1st April 2024. Projects can be up to 18 months in length and must end on or before 31st March 2027.
Q3. Who will be reviewing and making funding recommendations?
The SPHR EDI Committee will review applications against the assessment criteria above, and will make recommendations for funding according to the available budget. The Committee’s recommendations will be reviewed for approval by the SPHR Management Group on behalf of the Executive Group.