The AL Charitable Trust
Invites applications for small grants:
To enable research in the pursuit of a PhD project
To help fund travel, interviewing, or media connected with PhD research
To contribute towards writing-up costs for a PhD dissertation
The AL Charitable Trust is a 30-year-old foundation with broad educational aims to assist PhD students in the social sciences, especially sociology. Through providing small grants it helps students complete parts of their research that they might otherwise be unable to fund. The Trust expects funded projects to take a gender perspective. The Trust also aims to promote new generations of researchers addressing important social questions of our times. A limited number of small grants of up to £1,000 are available each year.
The priority of the Trust this year is gender-based violence.
No Safe Place? Gender-Based Violence in Institutional Settings
Institutions such as schools, hospitals and residential homes are supposed to provide safe places for those to whom they provide services, yet research suggests that they also continue to be sites of violence, including gender-based violence.
We are looking for proposals that examine the problem of gender-based violence in UK institutions, and the institutional and policy responses to it. We are particularly interested in proposals that explore the impact of mobile technology, the internet and social media on the emergence and perpetuation of this type of violence.
Please note that grants will not be given for course fees or conferences and the Trust is limited to supporting the work of doctoral candidates in UK universities.
The grant call is also available in pdf format.
FIRM CLOSING DATE for applications: 4 May 2012