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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welsh Assembly Government invites proposals New Ideas Social Research Fund

The Welsh Assembly Government is inviting proposals under its New Ideas Social Research Fund. The fund aims to support small research projects that address themes which have clear relevance to the strategic objectives set out in One Wales: a progressive agenda for the government of Wales. The deadline for submission of proposals is 4 June 2010.

A grant of up to £10,000 can be applied for, payable in two instalments - the first on submission of an interim report and the second on completion. We would welcome proposals that involve match funding from other sources.

Please visit -

- for more information and details on how to apply.

SRA Co-ordinator

Ina Zuncke
Social Research Division / Yr Is-Adran Ymchwil Gymdeithasol
Department of the First Minister and Cabinet / Adran y Prif Weinidog a?r Cabinet
Welsh Assembly Government / Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru
Email/ E-bost: Ina.Zuncke AT wales.gsi.gov.uk

Welsh Assembly Website http://wales.gov.uk/about/aboutresearch/social/news/newideas/?lang=en for guidance.


Although I do not live in Wales (but have Welsh connections) I sought permission from Ina to post this item as it reminded me of the research project I still carry around and have raised here previously.

Working in community mental health I've been struck on several occasions by the impact of sudden re-locations that older people make amid the trauma of the loss of their partner. The effect of bereavement and moving home on them, their family has dramatic consequences, depression, anxiety, stressed relationships, relapse of physical health problems. What are embryonic relationships with new GP and social care services are also severely tested. Perhaps others can pick up this subject wherever you live? Given the capabilities of research today, the relevance of findings could be further increased spreading the research across multiple sites, towns, cities and contrasted with rural settings?

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