RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme
Applications for the 2013 round
Applications for the fifth round of funding available through the RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship scheme are now being invited.
This scholarship is a unique scheme that provides support for safety related research projects that will produce defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries in the UK and around the world. It was established with £500,000 of legacy funding following the winding up of BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) and is guided by an Oversight Group comprised of: Tom Mullarkey MBE and Roger Bibbings MBE (nominated by RoSPA) and Rear Admiral (rtd) Paul Thomas CB and Dr Richard Taylor (nominated by BNFL).
Up to three projects are normally awarded grants annually.
Whereas in previous years invitations have been invited relating to all fields of safety and accident prevention, for the 2013 round the Oversight Group have decided that, this time they should be limited specifically to the field of safety and risk education. This challenge however is still intended to be quite wide-ranging and might encompass, for example: the extent to which schools have a planned, whole school approach to teaching safely and teaching safety; effective teaching and learning in safety and risk education; safety and risk education for young people participating in sport and leisure activities; risk education in undergraduate education; the development of risk literacy among teachers and other practitioners working with children and young people.
The scheme is a competition and entrants are invited to submit concise details of their proposals on no more than 2 sides of A4, setting out the aims of proposed research, methodologies to be employed, timescales, anticipated costs and benefits and supervisory arrangements. Summary biographical details of researchers and supervisors should also be included. Applicants should take into account the evidence for effective practice in safety education when submitting their entry.
The closing date for receipt of entries (which should be sent to Roger Bibbings at email@example.com ) is 29th March 2013. For more information on this year's scholarship challenge or clarification of conditions surrounding the scheme, potential applicants are welcome to call Roger on 0121 248 2095. They are also urged to pass on information about the scheme on to contacts and colleagues who may be interested in applying.
Scholarship to Save Lives and Reduce Injuries
The winners of the RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme 2012 were announced at the RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards dinner on 16th May 2012.
The proposals that have been awarded funding this year are:
- Strategic review of the Management of Occupational Road Risk
University College London and PACTS
A review of work-related road safety strategy
- Understanding the risks of drowning in inland bodies of water including pools, lakes, reservoirs and in the home
Greenstreet Berman Ltd and RNLI
- Behaviour change following Fire and Rescue Service fire safety interventions
University of the West of England and Anglia Ruskin University
About RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme
The RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship scheme provides support for safety-related research that will produce defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries in the UK and around the world. It was established with £500,000 of legacy funding following the winding up of BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels).
The RoSPA / BNFL scholarship is a unique accident prevention scheme. Up to three projects are awarded grants annually.
Applications for the fifth round of funding available through the RoSPA / BNFL accident prevention scholarship will be invited from Autumn 2012.
The Scheme is being guided by an Oversight Group comprised of:
Tom Mullarkey MBE and Roger Bibbings MBE (nominated by RoSPA)
Rear Admiral Paul Thomas CB and Dr Richard Taylor (nominated by BNFL)
Update on 2012 Projects
Update on 2011 Projects
Update on 2010 Projects
Update on 2009 Projects
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