The overall aim of this event is to create new and refresh existing relationships and networks between researchers, forensic scientists, police officers and partner practitioners who share interests in forensic science, evidence and investigation. Evidence & Investigation Collaborative Project Funding grants are valued at up to £10,000.
SIPR ran a seventh competition for small research and knowledge exchange grants and made four awards in November 2018 totalling £80,000.
Dr Emma Fletcher, University of Dundee
Assessing Risk of Drug Death in People known to Substance Misuse Services – Supporting the D (Tayside Division) Local Approaches to Policing Prototype
Professor Nicholas Fyfe, University of Dundee; Dr Phyllis Easton, NHS Tayside; Superintendent John Wyllie, Police Scotland; Dr Stefano De Paoli, Abertay University; Dr William Graham, Abertay University; Dr Vered Hopkins, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership; Dr Fiona Cowden, NHS Tayside
ELIGIBILITY AND THE REVIEW PROCESS FOR THIS AND PAST COMPETITIONS
Members of SIPR based at the 14 Universities in Scotland that make up the Collaboration are eligible to apply to each competition and applicants can be from the university sector, Police Scotland, or the Scottish Police Authority. Applications are eligible from single individuals/institutions or collaborative ventures involving more than one university and/or a partnership between the academic community and police service.
An in-exhaustive list of the kinds of thing that can be supported through these grants includes:
A systematic review of evidence on a given topic and a process for promoting its use • Series of workshops designed to disseminate existing research and/or forge links between different partners • Practitioner fellowships and/or support for internships across agencies • Small-scale collaborative research projects • Scoping work designed as a precursor to a larger external funding bid or collaborative research studentship application • Larger pieces of new research and evaluation tailored to the Call
Strong evidence of collaboration (across disciplines or Universities, and/or involving police or partners) are expected.
Review process: All applications are reviewed by the SIPR Executive Committee and the Network Steering Committee, both of which include academic and practitioner representatives, and externally appointed reviewers. To ensure an open and fair process, academic reviewers are not allowed to comment on any bids from their own institution, and practitioners cannot comment on any projects in which they are personally involved.
Details are also provided of awards made in previous years
In late 2011, SIPR launched the Improving Police Action through Knowledge Transfer (IMPAKT) Programme, which was designed to provide support to researchers in Scottish HEIs to undertake knowledge transfer/exchange and impact generating activities in partnership with the Scottish police service.
Building on this initiative, SIPR invited proposals for research and knowledge exchange projects focused on issues relevant to one or more of the priorities outlined in the Scottish Policing Assessment.
Two SRAKEAwards were made in January 2013, and a further award in May 2013.
The IMPAKT Programme provides support to researchers in Scottish HEIs to undertake knowledge transfer/exchange and impact generating activities in partnership with the Scottish police service. The knowledge exchange activities are focused on promoting the application of policing research to address one or more of the priorities outlined in the Scottish Policing Assessment and help to facilitate the co-production and application of knowledge.
Three IMPAKT Awards were made in March 2012.
In recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of PhD projects relevant to policing, with over 70 projects having been undertaken at the SIPR Consortium of universities, of which nine projects were directly funded by SIPR. Please see the SIPR Annual Reports for futher details.
SIPR is delighted to announce the winners of its second competition for small research grants
So that SIPR can respond to enquiries and provide guidance in developing a research proposal, in the first instance you should complete the Research Proposal Template [Word document], and return this to the Director of SIPR. The proposal will be assessed as shown in the flowchart.
PLEASE NOTE If you are requiring access to Police Data, you will need to complete a Request for Access to Police Data Form
Where the proposal is not considered relevant to SIPR, it may be referred to the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), or another relevant body. The review panel will include representatives, as appropriate, from the SIPR Executive Committee.