ESRC Changing the Story – Small Grants Open to Early Career Researchers

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) programme Changing the Story are offering a series of grants to further explore the different ways in which ODA countries can build civil societies with, and for, young people in areas of post-conflict.

Changing the Story are interested in work that will contribute understanding towards at least one of these research questions:

  • What lessons can be learnt from the ways in which CSOs have attempted to deal with the legacy of past violence on the key issues facing young people in these societies today?
  • How can these lessons be shaped into practical, and sustainable, development projects on the ground, localising best practice to the situation faced by specific communities?
  • How can CSOs most effectively share best practice internationally? What are the higher-level policy implications of our research findings for development agencies and multilateral bodies seeking to roll out more extensive programmes on post-conflict resolution?

Grants available of between £15,000 – £30,000 (duration 6-12 months).

The project team must be multi-institutional. It must include at least two Early Career Researchers (ECRs) – one from the UK and one from the ODA-country.

To apply for this round of funding, applicants must attend the Project Development Workshop in the UK, which takes place 25-26 October 2018.

Over the course of the two-day workshop, participants will have a chance to develop their project idea, receive critical feedback and insight from international peers and experts, learn from and support other projects currently in development, and build new networks through which to disseminate their work. When the workshop concludes, participants will have five weeks to submit their grant application

The deadline to apply to attend the Project Development Workshop is 23 July 2018.

Following attendance at the Project Development Workshop, the deadline for ECR-led grant applications is 30 November 2018.