These grants are open to applications from Institute members twice a year in order to provide funds to enable their personal development. Typical awards are on the order of £100 which can be used for any appropriate area of experience (e.g. supporting attendance at academic conferences, career enhancing workshops, research work or blue-skies individual development), and includes CPD events run by professional organisations such as IOM3.
There is a limited amount of money available for such awards and the Institute anticipates supporting individuals with a number of small grants rather than making one or two large grants. The awards are designed to advance the personal development of the applicant (rather than, for example, being of benefit to a charity or organisation with which they might be working). Applicants are allowed to receive more than one award (but not in the same year) from the Institute but must include details of previous awards in their application. All applications must be in advance of the proposed activity.
Yearly Cycle of Awards
Applications submitted by the 28th February, Decision by the end of March,
Applications submitted by the the 31st of August, Decision by the end of September,
Applications can be submitted at any time before the deadline but will only be judged once the closing date passes. To apply please read the conditions below and then download and complete the Application Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us if you have any further queries.
- Awards are intended to support activities that would be unlikely to occur without modest financial assistance and are unlikely to be made where there are alternative sources of funding.
- Awards will not be made to cover the cost of compulsory activities within academic courses or of paid employment. Instead they must add value to the applicant in addition to these.
- Applications are more likely to be successful where they demonstrate clear evidence of thorough planning (including budgeting) and responsible organisation; alongside evidence of scientific, societal and/or personal impact.
- Judgements about awards are made in the context of the other applications received and the funds available. The system is therefore “comparative” – on some occasions even high-quality applications may be unsuccessful.
- Awards will not be made to individuals who are in debt to the Institute.
- Successful applicants will be required to produce a short (<1000 word) report for the Transactions detailing how the award was used and outlining the benefits gained.