A Call for Research Proposals – 2018
The University Forum for Human Resource Development invites applications for one of its Research Honoraria. The Honoraria exist to contribute to the mission of the UFHRD which is to create, develop and inform leading edge HRD theory and practices through professionally focused qualifications, co-operative research initiatives and consultancy interventions.
A priority for the forum is to encourage the development of new-to-research HRD colleagues, both scholars and practitioners. Therefore, in this 2018 round of funding it is anticipated that up to three awards will be made for proposals that ‘twin’ a new-to-research with an experienced researcher. Whilst each award is normally capped at a maximum of £1000, modest exceptions to this will be considered. An important goal of the Honorarium is to help broaden participation in HRD research activity. Normally, therefore, the applicant should not be the holder of an ongoing Honorarium.
Illustrative recent Honorarium projects are noted at the end of this document but more generally proposals could address practice, issues, tensions and/or problems in relation to
- the theory / conceptual understanding of HRD
- the practice of HRD
- the teaching and learning of HRDHonorarium awards can be made to research teams where at least one participant is from an institution that is a full member of the UFHRD. Lecturers, researchers and postgraduates are all encouraged to apply, although in the case of the latter, proposals will not be accepted which simply seek financial assistance to complete Masters or PhD work. The Honorarium should enable commencement (or completion) of work that might not otherwise be possible to be undertaken and which contributes to promoting HRD as a field of study and professional practice. The award will be paid on satisfactory submission of agreed outputs (see also below). The final summary report of what has been achieved will include confirmation of what activity the honorarium funded. This report will also be lodged on the UFHRD website. If required, mentoring and advice will be provided by UFHRD in relation to the publications that follow from the project.
- Indicate the goals of the research
- Explain the value the proposal has for research in HRD
- Outline any methodology/methods involved
- Provide an outline work programme,
- Clearly state the relationship between the proposed application and any existing/future projects
- Propose realistic outputs to be achieved (for example, dissemination seminar; conference paper; journal article etc.).
- Identify the potential impact of the honoraria (e.g. on teaching / curriculum development; organizational practice; policy etc.)
- Indicate the researchers who will be involved in the work; what qualifies them to do it and the extent to which the proposal involves a new-to-research colleague with a more experienced colleague.
The closing date for applications is midnight GMT 17 December, 2017. All applications will be peer-reviewed by a panel drawn from the Forum’s Research Activities Committee. Awards will be made by the beginning of February 2018. Ideally, outputs should be delivered by the end of November 2018.Submissions should be a maximum of two pages (excluding short CVs) and should be emailed as a word attachment to Dr Fiona Robson, Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org . All correspondence related to the Honorarium should also be directed to Fiona Robson.
Illustrative recent Honorarium projects
- An evaluation of a Public Sector Leadership Programme: Leadership in times of Austerity
- Discourses in HRD: continuities and contradictions
- Practice what we preach ? A critical examination on learning and teaching within a professionally accredited training and development curriculum
- Evaluating HRD interventions: a discursive approach
- Do Learning Partnerships reduce workplace conflict ?
- Evaluation of the role and contribution of the employer in undergraduate work based learning
- The business support and training needs of family-run SMEs
- Exploring ethics in the HRD curriculum aligned with CIPD’s profession for the future project
- Integrating mindfulness into leadership development.