Type of Funding
The University of Stirling is offering the BASPCAN Anne Wingate Paterson Scholarship for those who wish to undertake Masters or Doctoral studies or research in the field of child abuse and/or neglect (CAN) commencing AY 2019/20.
Only studies in the following areas of CAN are eligible for the scholarship:
- Identification of CAN;
- Impact of CAN;
- Effective responses to CAN; and
- Prevention of CAN.
The scholarship award is up to a value of £5000 and will be disbursed annually to fund the payment of course fees.
The award will be used wholly to fund full-time or part-time studies and any unused amount will be repaid to BASPCAN if the proposed programme of study or research does not proceed.
Applicants must be working in the field of child abuse and neglect and the proposed programme of study or research will be at postgraduate level (Masters or Doctoral), which is directly related to 1 of the abovementioned 4 areas. The proposed programme of research or study will have to address issues of multidisciplinary practice.
Only applicants with a confirmed offer of a place on their chosen programme of research or study are eligible. They must also provide a clear plan for dissemination of any research findings and measurement of impact.
Preferably, applicants would be individuals with no alternative sources of funding elsewhere. They also should clearly indicate aims of study in relation to demonstrable improvement of outcomes for children and young people, either directly or indirectly through improved service outcomes. Applications addressing topical or current issues and any specific subject criteria which BASPCAN may stipulate for the year of the award, are desirable.
First-time applicants may be given priority.
Applications are to be sent via email by 3 June 2019.