QSR Early Career Researcher Grant
Opens Jul 19 2021 09:00 (EDT)
Deadline Nov 30 2021 23:59 (EST)
$25,000.00
Description

To submit a proposal you will need to register on this platform first. When you select the 'Apply' button, a page will open and you will see a 'Register' button on the top right hand corner. Once you create an account you can log in to apply and view the progress of your application. However, if you already have an account because you submitted an abstract for the NVivo Virtual Conference, you just need to log in.

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers.  As such, QSR International are thrilled to be supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation! 

The QSR Research Grant for Early Career Researchers 

The Grant will allow for US$25,000 in funding over two years, to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.

Eligible Applicants

Social scientists, health researchers or humanities scholars who have been awarded a PhD in 2013-2020 and with an appointment at an institution of higher education and research. The grant of US$25,000 is intended to provide either partial relief from teaching duties and associated academic administration for a term/semester and/or research expenses over a two year period. 

To be eligible to apply you: 

  • must have been awarded your doctorate in 2013 to 2020.

  • must have an academic appointment at an institution of higher education; if you do not have a permanent contract, your contract should cover the duration of the project (1 May 2022 – 30 April 2024)

  • must have a proposal for a qualitative or mixed method research project; 

  • need to have the support of your university; and, 

  • research needs to involve the use of NVivo for at least part of the data analysis 

APPLICANTS CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE PROPOSAL.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY JOINTLY WITH A COLLEAGUE BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO SATISFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ABOVE.

Eligible Research

Innovative research that involves the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Innovation may be in new forms of data collection through innovative forms of data analysis and output. The research needs to involve the use of NVivo in at least part of the analysis. Projects can range across the breadth of the social science disciplines, health research, humanities and interdisciplinary research fields. 

The following are not eligible for funding: 

  • Expenses related to or support for conferences or travel to conferences

  • Projects relating to work done primarily for commercial objectives and those funded by a contracting agency (e.g., government or business) 

  • Collection or preparation of material primarily intended for personal classroom needs or teaching material 

  •  Research by trainees to meet degree or course requirements

  • Salary or honorarium for the applicants

  • Any indirect costs

The Research Proposal – seven sections

  • The Research Idea (10%); 

  • Background (10%); 

  • The Project Description (10%); 

  • Methodology (10%); 

  • Contribution to Knowledge (10%); 

  • Innovation (10%); 

  • Work plan and Dissemination of Results Plan (10%)

The submitted application

This will be read by academic evaluators who are not necessarily subject specialists. Applicants need to bear this in mind when completing their application. Applications must be in English and will be assessed based on the intended project (70%) and the applicant (30%).

A completed application should include:

  • An abstract (300 words) of the research’s aims, methodology, contribution to knowledge, and value to QSR International

  • A completed Research Project Proposal form (1750 words in total, not including abstract; 250 words per section). The research proposal should be double spaced (including figures, diagrams, and tables) and should contain the following sections:

    • The Research Idea (10%); Background (10%); The Project Description (10%); Methodology (10%); Contribution to Knowledge (10%); Innovation (10%); Work plan and Knowledge Translation Plan (10%)

  • A budget with a breakdown of all costs

  • A curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications

  • Letter from the institutional official who manages grants

  • An academic reference

  • Applications consist of the (1) Application Form (2) Research proposal (including abstract and budget), (3) Curriculum vitae, (4) Letter from the institutional official who manages grants, and (5) an academic reference.

Academic reference

The academic reference from a recognised scholar in your field of study should include:

  • The applicant’s status (personal academic reference)

  • The research proposed (a brief statement of how it meets funders’ criteria)

  • Why the research would not be funded by existing resources

Institutional approval

Applicants must confirm that their home institution is aware of their application and should provide the contact details of the relevant Administrative Officer. Should your application progress, this Officer will be asked to confirm on behalf of your department and institution that:

  • If replacement costs are requested for a term, you will be in receipt of your normal salary during the tenure of the reward and the institution will provide cover

  • If research expenses are sought, this request has the support of the head of department.

  • Acknowledgment that neither QSR International nor the Early Career Research Grant will be liable (i.e. charged) for any indirect costs (overhead and handling fees) associated with the execution of the work described in the application.

Requirements of the successful candidate

  • To give 6 monthly reports on progress with research

    • Plus two QSR blog posts with updates

  • QSR webinar – one year after the reward

  • Conference papers – including one at an NVivo conference

  • To have a plan for the dissemination of the outcomes of the research

  • All papers and presentations need to cite QSR International as sponsor of the research

Reporting Requirements Applicants must submit a brief report (maximum 2 pages) every 6 months throughout the term of the award. The report should indicate what work was accomplished as a result of the award, when it was accomplished, and what publications/performances/exhibitions were complete or are expected as a result of that work. The report should also outline the progress of the project to which the funding was granted and confirm the purposes for which the funds were used. Failure to submit biannual reports may result in withdrawal of support from QSR. 

Applicants must submit a brief final report (maximum 4 pages) within 3 months following completion of the award to researchgrant@qsrinternational.com. The report must indicate the value of this award, trainee involvement (if applicable), and what publications/performances/exhibitions were completed or are expected as a result of that work. The report must also outline the progress of the project to which the funding was granted and confirm the purposes for which the funds were used. 

Second tier awards

There may be some applications which are very good but not successful. They will not receive a cash prize but goods in kind which may be free transcription hours or software.

Applications will be accepted from 19 July 2021 - 30 November 2021. Submissions must be in by 23:00 EST on 30 November 2021.

 

Proposals will be reviewed and assessed by a scientific committee appointed by QSR International, and who will be looking for the following: 

  • a clearly stated and realistic research idea and budget 

  • an appropriate relevant review of the literature supporting the significance of the research proposal 

  • a research design that is appropriate for the stated aims 

  • a detailed realistic plan for data collection and analysis 

  • the kinds of output planned for the research results 

  • and extra points will be awarded if the proposal is innovative in terms of any of the following – the subject of research, the research design, the data collection method, the analysis process or the output 


Successful applicant(s) will be notified by 25 March 2022. 

To submit a proposal you will need to register on this platform first. When you select the 'Apply' button, a page will open and you will see a 'Register' button on the top right hand corner. Once you create an account you can log in to apply and view the progress of your application. However, if you already have an account because you submitted an abstract for the NVivo Virtual Conference, you just need to log in.

QSR Early Career Researcher Grant


To submit a proposal you will need to register on this platform first. When you select the 'Apply' button, a page will open and you will see a 'Register' button on the top right hand corner. Once you create an account you can log in to apply and view the progress of your application. However, if you already have an account because you submitted an abstract for the NVivo Virtual Conference, you just need to log in.

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers.  As such, QSR International are thrilled to be supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation! 

The QSR Research Grant for Early Career Researchers 

The Grant will allow for US$25,000 in funding over two years, to an Early Career Researcher with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.

Eligible Applicants

Social scientists, health researchers or humanities scholars who have been awarded a PhD in 2013-2020 and with an appointment at an institution of higher education and research. The grant of US$25,000 is intended to provide either partial relief from teaching duties and associated academic administration for a term/semester and/or research expenses over a two year period. 

To be eligible to apply you: 

  • must have been awarded your doctorate in 2013 to 2020.

  • must have an academic appointment at an institution of higher education; if you do not have a permanent contract, your contract should cover the duration of the project (1 May 2022 – 30 April 2024)

  • must have a proposal for a qualitative or mixed method research project; 

  • need to have the support of your university; and, 

  • research needs to involve the use of NVivo for at least part of the data analysis 

APPLICANTS CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE PROPOSAL.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY JOINTLY WITH A COLLEAGUE BUT THEY ALSO HAVE TO SATISFY THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ABOVE.

Eligible Research

Innovative research that involves the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Innovation may be in new forms of data collection through innovative forms of data analysis and output. The research needs to involve the use of NVivo in at least part of the analysis. Projects can range across the breadth of the social science disciplines, health research, humanities and interdisciplinary research fields. 

The following are not eligible for funding: 

  • Expenses related to or support for conferences or travel to conferences

  • Projects relating to work done primarily for commercial objectives and those funded by a contracting agency (e.g., government or business) 

  • Collection or preparation of material primarily intended for personal classroom needs or teaching material 

  •  Research by trainees to meet degree or course requirements

  • Salary or honorarium for the applicants

  • Any indirect costs

The Research Proposal – seven sections

  • The Research Idea (10%); 

  • Background (10%); 

  • The Project Description (10%); 

  • Methodology (10%); 

  • Contribution to Knowledge (10%); 

  • Innovation (10%); 

  • Work plan and Dissemination of Results Plan (10%)

The submitted application

This will be read by academic evaluators who are not necessarily subject specialists. Applicants need to bear this in mind when completing their application. Applications must be in English and will be assessed based on the intended project (70%) and the applicant (30%).

A completed application should include:

  • An abstract (300 words) of the research’s aims, methodology, contribution to knowledge, and value to QSR International

  • A completed Research Project Proposal form (1750 words in total, not including abstract; 250 words per section). The research proposal should be double spaced (including figures, diagrams, and tables) and should contain the following sections:

    • The Research Idea (10%); Background (10%); The Project Description (10%); Methodology (10%); Contribution to Knowledge (10%); Innovation (10%); Work plan and Knowledge Translation Plan (10%)

  • A budget with a breakdown of all costs

  • A curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications

  • Letter from the institutional official who manages grants

  • An academic reference

  • Applications consist of the (1) Application Form (2) Research proposal (including abstract and budget), (3) Curriculum vitae, (4) Letter from the institutional official who manages grants, and (5) an academic reference.

Academic reference

The academic reference from a recognised scholar in your field of study should include:

  • The applicant’s status (personal academic reference)

  • The research proposed (a brief statement of how it meets funders’ criteria)

  • Why the research would not be funded by existing resources

Institutional approval

Applicants must confirm that their home institution is aware of their application and should provide the contact details of the relevant Administrative Officer. Should your application progress, this Officer will be asked to confirm on behalf of your department and institution that:

  • If replacement costs are requested for a term, you will be in receipt of your normal salary during the tenure of the reward and the institution will provide cover

  • If research expenses are sought, this request has the support of the head of department.

  • Acknowledgment that neither QSR International nor the Early Career Research Grant will be liable (i.e. charged) for any indirect costs (overhead and handling fees) associated with the execution of the work described in the application.

Requirements of the successful candidate

  • To give 6 monthly reports on progress with research

    • Plus two QSR blog posts with updates

  • QSR webinar – one year after the reward

  • Conference papers – including one at an NVivo conference

  • To have a plan for the dissemination of the outcomes of the research

  • All papers and presentations need to cite QSR International as sponsor of the research

Reporting Requirements Applicants must submit a brief report (maximum 2 pages) every 6 months throughout the term of the award. The report should indicate what work was accomplished as a result of the award, when it was accomplished, and what publications/performances/exhibitions were complete or are expected as a result of that work. The report should also outline the progress of the project to which the funding was granted and confirm the purposes for which the funds were used. Failure to submit biannual reports may result in withdrawal of support from QSR. 

Applicants must submit a brief final report (maximum 4 pages) within 3 months following completion of the award to researchgrant@qsrinternational.com. The report must indicate the value of this award, trainee involvement (if applicable), and what publications/performances/exhibitions were completed or are expected as a result of that work. The report must also outline the progress of the project to which the funding was granted and confirm the purposes for which the funds were used. 

Second tier awards

There may be some applications which are very good but not successful. They will not receive a cash prize but goods in kind which may be free transcription hours or software.

Applications will be accepted from 19 July 2021 - 30 November 2021. Submissions must be in by 23:00 EST on 30 November 2021.

 

Proposals will be reviewed and assessed by a scientific committee appointed by QSR International, and who will be looking for the following: 

  • a clearly stated and realistic research idea and budget 

  • an appropriate relevant review of the literature supporting the significance of the research proposal 

  • a research design that is appropriate for the stated aims 

  • a detailed realistic plan for data collection and analysis 

  • the kinds of output planned for the research results 

  • and extra points will be awarded if the proposal is innovative in terms of any of the following – the subject of research, the research design, the data collection method, the analysis process or the output 


Successful applicant(s) will be notified by 25 March 2022. 

To submit a proposal you will need to register on this platform first. When you select the 'Apply' button, a page will open and you will see a 'Register' button on the top right hand corner. Once you create an account you can log in to apply and view the progress of your application. However, if you already have an account because you submitted an abstract for the NVivo Virtual Conference, you just need to log in.

Value

$25,000.00

Opens
Jul 19 2021 09:00 (EDT)
Deadline
Nov 30 2021 23:59 (EST)