Equity Diversity Interdependence
Promoting a Peaceful and Fair
Society based on Reconciliation
and Mutual Trust.
Research Scheme 2012/13
The Community Relations Councils Research Scheme invites tenders to undertake research into identified areas of community relations work.
Support will be provided for commissioned pieces of research into community relations themes.
Whilst this is an open call the Council would be particularly interested in receiving bids around the following areas.
1. What role do/could historical commemorations play in promoting good relations and providing an opportunity for inter-community dialogue?
2. In what ways do changes in peoples everyday behaviours help to create a new culture of accommodation?
In the first instance CRC requires from applicants a proposal covering the following;
· A detailed proposal outlining the key community relations themes that will be investigated.
· A clear demonstration of how the research is aligned to the strategic objectives of the Community Relations Council.
· A detailed outline of how the research will be disseminated including a time-table and under what mediums.
· The relevant experience and expertise of the researcher who will undertake the work
· A proposed time-scale and earliest start date.
· A detailed outline of the proposed methodological approach to each of the research objectives
· A detailed costing of the proposed approach including average daily input and rates per team members inclusive of travel expenses and VAT.
1. The researcher should have a proven background in research and analysis in the relevant area.
2. The proposal should clearly demonstrate how it will fully address the research area identified through robustly defined outcomes.
3. The proposal will promote informed debate and be accessible to a wide target audience and have a clear dissemination strategy.
4. The proposal clearly reflects the strategic objectives of CRC.
5. The researcher should be able to demonstrate critical distance from the research topic and groups involved.
1. Previous responsibility for publications, exhibitions or projects.
There will be 3 scales of award that applicants can apply for, these are;
1. Up to £5,000. 2. Up to £10,000 3. Up to £15,000.
Applications will need to outline a clear budget that includes provision for dissemination of the research and demonstrated value for money.
Only those proposals that demonstrate exceptional outcomes will be considered for the highest level of award.
The deadline for the submission of applications is 4pm on Fri 18th January 2013.
Please return applications to: Paul Jordan Community Relations Council, 6 Murray Street, Belfast, BT1 6DN. By