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Announcing the QSR-IIQM Research Grant for Early Career Researchers

Written by Silvana di Gregorio
July 03, 2019

Often the most innovative research comes from those just starting their careers.  As such, QSR International in association with the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) is thrilled to be supporting the next generation of qualitative research innovation! 
The grant will allow for US$25,000 in funding over two years, to an Early Career Researcher (anywhere in the world) with a project that shows promise and contribution to knowledge.
To be eligible to apply you: 

  • must have been awarded your PhD in 2011 or later; 
  • must have an academic appointment at an institution of higher education; 
  • must have a proposal for a qualitative or mixed method research project; 
  • need to have the support of your head of department; and, 
  • research needs to involve the use of NVivo for at least part of the data analysis 

The eight year window (PhD awarded 2011 or later) for being considered an Early Career Researcher is adjusted to take into account instances where a researcher has had an acceptable delay in research or period of inactivity (illness, parental leave, etc.). The amount of time taken for leave should be subtracted from the amount of time since being awarded the PhD. If the calculation is eight years or less, the applicant is eligible to apply for the award.
Applications will be accepted from 10 July 2019- 29 November 2019. Submissions must be in by 23:00 MST on 29 November 2019.
Proposals will be reviewed and assessed by a scientific committee appointed by QSR and IIQM. The committee will be looking for the following: 

  • a clearly stated and realistic research idea and budget 
  • an appropriate, relevant review of the literature supporting the significance of the research proposal 
  • a research design that is appropriate for the stated aims 
  • a detailed, realistic plan for data collection and analysis 
  • the kinds of output planned for the research results 
  • extra points will be awarded if the proposal is innovative in terms of any of the following:
  • the subject of research
  • the research design
  • the data collection method
  • the analysis process or the output 

Successful applicant(s) will be notified by 29 February 2020. 
Please see the detailed APPLICATION GUIDELINES


Silvana di Gregorio

Silvana is a sociologist and a methodologist specializing in qualitative data analysis. She writes and consults on social science qualitative data analysis research, particularly in the use of software to support the analysis. She is also QSR International's Director of Research.


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