The key purpose of the Fellowships is to:
The funding for the Fellowships will be for £5,000 and we expect to support 6 applicants. The Fellowships can be either a full time or part time commitment, but they should be completed within 7 months of commencement.
In addition to the £5,000 funding, the Fellowships will include:
Applicants will be expected to have an academic mentor, this can either be a mentor identified by the applicant and who has agreed to fulfil the role as outlined below, or a mentor can be arranged by SCCJR/SIPR for applicants who have not been able to identify their own academic mentor.
Those who do not have an academic mentor arranged, and who wish assistance, should get in touch with Alistair Fraser (Alistair.Fraser@glasgow.ac.uk) at SCCJR, or Liz Aston (L.Aston@napier.ac.uk) at SIPR, as soon as possible. The name of academic mentors will need to be included in application forms, so applicants should note the closing date for applications and get in touch asap.
Expected Role of Academic mentors
Applicants should obtain consent from academic mentors to the following role:
Academic mentors will be expected to sign the application form to confirm that they are aware of the expected role.
Each Fellow will prepare a short summary of their research topic consisting of 3-5 pages, which will be reviewed, edited and published on the SCCJR website, and additionally with the option of publishing these on the SIPR website. These will be open access and publicly available but Fellows retain copyright over their work.
We expect that either a sole authored academic article and/or grant application will flow from the Fellowship, with the support of Mentors. These will require to be submitted within 6 months of completion of the Fellowship.
Fellows are also asked to outline further proposed dissemination approaches in the application form, which could include infographics, podcasts etc, and mentors will offer guidance in the development of these approaches as appropriate.
Fellows should be in a position to participate in all fellowship activities, and to complete the Fellowship, to the indicative timescales below:
Grant award letters issued and Fellowships start December 2021
Policy Making and Evidence session with SG policy January 2022
Writing workshop April 2022
Policy briefing draft submitted for comments Mid June 2022
Final Policy briefings submitted Mid July 2022
Final conference November 2022
Journal article submitted and/or grant application submitted February 2023
Applicants will be aware that the current COVID situation, whilst significantly improving, may still be impacting on the way we work during the Fellowship period, and it may well be that much of the activity outlined above will need to be done remotely. We will seek to ensure that we arrange this in a way that suits successful applicants as far as is reasonably possible.
The Scottish Government, SCCJR, and SIPR are committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity, and applications are welcome from students from all backgrounds.
Applicants must complete and submit the attached application form by 12pm on 20 October 2021.
Your application should be sent to Justice_Analysts@gov.scot
Academic mentors must sign the application form, to confirm that they have agreed to adopt the role as specified.
We need your personal information to allow us to assess your application to the Scheme and if successful, administer funding to you. We also need your data to contact you by post, email or telephone.
The link below contains the details of the Privacy notice applicable to this Fellowship, please read this Notice before applying
A panel composed of SG Justice Analytical Services, SCCJR and SIPR representatives will review the applications.
Criteria for Assessment of applications will be:
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) worked in funded partnership with the Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services Division between 2006 and 2016. Through this relationship, numerous PhD projects were developed and won funding (through CASE awards, and ESRC AQM, Collaborative and Pathway streams) to conduct research on policy relevant issues. SCCJR aims to communicate its research to a range of audiences and is investing in this initiative.
The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), is a strategic collaboration between 14 of Scotland’s universities, Police Scotland, and the Scottish Police Authority, and since 2007 has supported applicable research by PhD students to help the police meet the challenges of the 21st century and for achieving international excellence for policing research in Scotland. SIPR is pleased to support this initiative to maximise the knowledge exchange of evidence-based research that can contribute to policing policy and practice.
For any enquiries around assistance with getting an academic mentor, or for any other enquiries of an academic nature, please contact SCCJR or SIPR at the contacts noted above.
For all other enquiries, please contact the Scottish Government – firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please see our Scottish Justice Fellowships 2021 Q & A document below