Application Deadline: 30th November 2022
The Research Incentive Grants (RIG) scheme allows an Early Career Researcher to undertake, as the Principal Investigator, a short research project, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study leading to a more extensive project.
The principal criteria for the award of a RIG are that the planned research is of excellent quality, will enable the principal investigator to develop a new project or line of research, and will lead to high quality outputs and outcomes.
- the originality and significance of the proposed research;
- its feasibility, in terms of the resources being provided and the time available;
- the suitability of the applicant to undertake the project;
- the anticipated outcomes and expected outputs;
- the level of support being provided by the principal investigator’s university.
The final funding decision will be made by the Secretary of the Trust on the basis of the Committee’s recommendation. Should any special issues arise, the Secretary will also consult with individual Trustees, or the Chair of Trustees, as appropriate.
Unsuccessful applicants can request feedback on their proposals. The Trust reserves the right to disclose only information deemed appropriate.
All grants awarded will be on the basis of the Trust’s published terms and conditions of award.
Applications must be completed and submitted online through the Trust’s online grant portal.
To access the portal, go through the Eligibility checker on the right. If you are eligible, the link to the online application portal will appear.
The portal opens approximately 8 weeks before each deadline.
Applications must be electronically endorsed by the Head of School or Department and also by the Research Office at the Principal Investigator’s university. This approval process must be completed by the deadline for submission of applications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that sufficient time is available for the approval process to be completed prior to the closing date.
The Trust aims to notify applicants of award decisions within 15 weeks of the closing date.
Official Website: Research Incentive Grants