The SWRC is a student-led venture, funded by the ESRC that facilitates collaboration between postgraduate students and community groups in short-term research or an advisory capacity. The SWRC has previously funded a diverse array of projects, including collaborations with: Bristol Nightstop charity for the homeless, Rethink mental health charity, and Exeter Mosque. The exact nature of the project is to be decided by you, in collaboration with a contact at your chosen community group.
After a successful first year, the SWRC is again offering this opportunity. Funding is available to all postgraduate students at the Universities of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. The only criteria are:
- That the collaboration is of a short-term nature, lasting no more than five days (although these can be spread out and do not have to be consecutive)
- That the project conducted is with a partner organisation local to the South West
- That the project has clear benefits to the local community
The funding enables students to be financially compensated for the time that they put into the project, at a rate of £75 per day. Therefore, a maximum of £375 may be applied for. To apply, please complete this short application form and return it to before the deadline.
The deadline for applications is Friday 10th February 2017.
Successful requests shall be informed of the outcome two weeks following the deadline. Please note that if you have previously applied you can reapply with a new proposal or an updated version of a previously unsuccessful proposal.
If you have any questions or if you would like to apply, please send us an email at this address: