2015 Grant Call: Health Inequalities

by Pablo K


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 aimed at assisting PhD students in the social sciences, especially sociology. A limited number of small grants of up to £1,000 are available each year.

Through providing small grants, the AL Trust helps students complete parts of their research that they might otherwise be unable to fund. The Trust also aims to promote new generations of researchers addressing important social questions of our times. The Trust expects all funded projects to have an explicitly gendered perspective.

The priority of the Trust this year is health inequalities.

Health Inequalities

The AL Trust invites proposals from doctoral candidates researching various forms of inequality in health care. Projects could include research on the problems posed by state austerity policies, the shrinking and/or privatisation of public health systems, or specific forms of health inequality either in Britain, other countries or globally. We also welcome proposals using innovative methodology including film and narrative analysis, as well as other forms of social scientific inquiry. All proposals must include a feminist/gender perspective.

How to apply

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.

An application form is available here. Completed application forms and one reference must be sent by email to the AL Trust at this address.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 March 2015.
We will make a decision and write to applicants in May.