Mini Project Funding

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Call for Applications

With Security Lancaster’s dedicated focus on the multi-disciplinary coverage of security, the “seed funding” style mini-projects are specifically designed to foster and support multi-disciplinary collaborations along with related support for development of grant applications, dissemination, and impact activities.

The scheme is open to all academics who are members of Security Lancaster.

Mini-project applications are received on a rolling basis and considered monthly by Security Lancaster’s leadership team. It is strongly encouraged to informally discuss your application with Mark Bellwood who can advise on and help shape the application before submission.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the Mini project application form in order to apply for funding.

  • Mini projects typically support costings up to £2000, though submitters may ask for more where a strong justification can be made.
  • The proposals are expected to be multi-disciplinary in scope and require >1 collaborating co-I’s from across the SL themes. Single-discipline/Single-investigator proposals will be considered only on an exceptional basis.
  • Examples of mini-project applications can include but are not limited to, priming research behind grant applications, support for grant writing processes/training-workshops, support for outreach programmes, activities for dissemination of SL and support engagement with industry, government, and external academic/research organisations.

Your application should detail the expected outcomes, in terms of research, education, publicity or potential for garnering external research funding. After completion of the project, you will be requested to complete the project assessment form in order to assess whether your project's outcomes have been achieved and what factors influenced them. This information is important for us to secure future funding for the mini-projects programme.

All applications (and assessment forms) can be emailed to the SL administrator Mark Bellwood.