As they say, mighty oaks from little acorns grow…
So, if you are on board with this thought this morning read on and find out how you can secure £1000 to fund an initiative that involves or will benefit people with aphasia!
Oh, and if you haven’t heard of BAS check out their website and forthcoming events, they are another great way to keep in touch with all the exciting aphasia research that is going on out there.
The British Aphasiology Society would like to fund Initiatives in Aphasia – activities that involve and benefit people with aphasia and their family members/carers. Some examples might be: support for events, new initiatives in aphasia, focus groups, or pilot research. This list is not intended to be prescriptive. Such activities may be led by or organised with the involvement of people with aphasia, and will meet one or more of the following aims:
1. to promote knowledge of aphasia
2. to promote knowledge of aphasia treatment, and make its evidence base accessible
3. to promote and draw upon the expertise of people with aphasia
4. to share, discuss and collaborate on research with people with aphasia and their family members/carers
Seed funding of up to £1000 is available per application, and can be used to supplement other research/knowledge exchange funding that the applicants have already secured.
Funding must be spent within 12 months of the project start date, at which point any unspent funds are to be returned. The BAS Committee reserves the right to decide how many awards it will make in any one year.
This scheme does not fund the purchase of resources for individual people with aphasia.
There will be two deadlines a year for applications, in January and June.
The first deadline is 11 June 2013.
For more information and an application form, go to www.bas.org.uk/SeedFund.htm