To win a Nuffield Foundation Grant for Research, Development and Analysis, you must gear your research towards making a real difference in people’s lives, previous winner Gráinne McKeever tells Sophie Inge.
Gráinne’s top tips
- Consider impact every step of the way.
- Make sure your partnership is about genuine co-creation, not about extracting ideas and then deploying them in the research.
- Talk to people who have done other work in your area and engage with their feedback.
- Budget properly and be realistic about what you need.
Nuffield Foundation Grants for Research, Development and Analysis support projects that improve the design and operation of social policy, especially in education, welfare and justice.