The Returning Carers Fund supports those who have taken a break for caring responsibilities to re-establish their research careers.
It is deliberately designed to be flexible. Applicants can apply for grants normally up to £5k, or in exceptional circumstances up to an absolute maximum of £10k, which can be used in whatever way they feel will best support them to return to research and develop their career. Applications might request funding for teaching buyout, for fieldwork or for research assistance.
Full details on eligibility and the application process are on the University website on the Equality & Diversity pages.
Applications must be discussed and agreed with the staff member’s supervisor or Head of Department or Faculty Board Chair so please contact Sara De Ornellas, Research Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org if you are thinking about applying.
How to apply
Applicants should read the full criteria and submit their application using the application template. Please visit the University's webpage for more information.
The deadline for applications is Friday of 5th week each term. In 2020-21 deadlines are
13 November 2020,
19 February 2021,
28 May 2021.
If you intend on applying, please let us know at least 3 weeks before the application deadline - email@example.com
Please note that applications for retrospective payments are not allowed.