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Dear NOTA members and prospective applicants for the NOTA Research Grant Scheme 

NOTA and its Research Sub-Committee is pleased to invite applications for Research Project funding. Detailed guidelines and an application form may be found at the bottom of this message.  (Careful reading of the Guidance is encouraged). 

Applications are invited from practitioners, academic colleagues and students (MSc and doctoral levels); applications from students will be considered separately from those for other applicants, and will be limited to a maximum of £1000, though the expectation is that most applications from students would be for considerably less (perhaps £500).

The maximum level of funding for which other applicants might apply is £5000, though if no students awards are made, this might be increased to £6000. 

For this round of the scheme, the Sub-Committee and National Executive Committee have approved two important additional requirements:

  1.  Each application must involve a named practitioner (see application form and guidance).
  2.  Applicants for the Scheme should be NOTA members; this does not preclude non-members from applying to the Scheme, but in order to be eligible for funding, any non-member deemed by the Sub-Committee to be a worthy recipient of funding, would be obliged to join NOTA prior to being able to access any funds to support the proposed work.

The closing date for applications is 31st December 2015; applications should be sent with any relevant supporting documentation to The Research Sub-Committee members will independently review all applications using a common scoring system, and meet to select successful applications in February 2016. Successful candidates will be notified by e-mail later in February or early in March 2016. Successful applicants will be strongly encouraged to present their project findings at the next suitable NOTA Annual Conference. All applicants, successful or otherwise will be provided with feedback on their applications. 

The guidelines and the application form have been updated in order to provide more explicit guidance, and support, particularly for those unfamiliar with research funding application processes. Enquiries about the scheme may be sent to

The Research Sub-Committee would like to emphasise that careful reading of the Guidelines is likely to make for applications with a greater probability of success. 

We look forward to receiving your applications. 

Dr Mitch Waterman,
Chair, Research Sub-Committee, on behalf of the Sub-Committee and NOTA

Research Grant Guidance

Research Grant Application