Early Career Researcher Development Fund

The Vulnerability & Policing Futures Research Centre runs an annual Early Career Researcher (ECR) Development Fund for research that aligns with the Centre’s programme of work, values and principles.

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The Fund aims to build research capacity and capability to tackle current and emerging challenges related to vulnerability and policing. It seeks to widen the reach of the Centre’s work, enabling early career researchers to lead co-produced pioneering projects that contribute new findings and insights. It supports research in areas where knowledge gaps are most prominent and where research benefits offer the greatest value.

Research grants of up to £25,000 for 12-month projects are available. The Centre provides support to the successful applicants to maximise the reach and impact of their research.

ECR Development Fund for 2024

The 2024 Fund has now closed. We’ll be sharing information about successful projects in the coming months.

ECR Development Fund for 2023

The Centre funded five projects in the first year of its ECR Development Fund, having received a wide range of high-quality applications. The funded projects are:

Read more about the projects funded through the 2023 Fund.