Here are some of the ways you can get involved this month...
- Register to attend our next network meeting
We are hosting our next network meeting on the 30th October from 10am-12.10pm. We'll be hosting networking sessions, sharing information about our grant competition and VAMHN opportunities as well as hearing from our key note speaker Prof. Rachel Jewkes (South African Medical Research Council). To register your attendance click here.
- Apply to our small grant competition
Our small grant call is now open! Awards of up to £25k are available and can be used to deliver a targeted piece of research or to pump-prime larger projects. The call closes on 11th December at 5pm. For full details click here.
- Apply to our Early Career Researcher Bursary Award
This bursary aims to support junior researchers to attend training courses, research placements at institutions other than their own, and conferences. Bursaries can be used towards training course and/or conference fees, or for travel and accommodation to support attendance. Deadline is 4th November 2020. Click here to apply.
- Write a blog for the Mental Elf
The Mental Elf are looking for bloggers to cover the latest research on violence and abuse, trauma, and mental health. If you have mental health knowledge, critical appraisal skills and a knack for writing, they want to hear from you. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Share something through the network
If you have a resource, training course, event or funding opportunity you think other network members would be interested in, let us know at by emailing email@example.com and we can share it through our monthly newsletter. We can equally help connect you with collaborators or advisers for a project.
- Read one of our VAMHN resources and watch one of our webinars
We have developed a number of resources available on our website right now. Have a read here. You can also watch the recordings of our past webinars here.
- Join our Basecamp forum
Basecamp is a forum which you can use to connect with other members of the network. If you’re looking for collaborators, sharing a survey or looking to connect with across different disciplines, feel free to post a message on the project page.
We currently have two pages – one for all members and one for early career researchers. We define an early career researcher as “an individual who is within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or an individual who is within six years of their first academic appointment”. This includes independent and charity researchers. Please let us know if you are an early career researcher and would like to be added to this page.
Please note that by requesting an invitation to join our Basecamp page, your email address will automatically be shared with all other members of the Basecamp group. Additionally, Basecamp often daily update emails which some may find excessive – however you can easily adjust this in your account settings once you sign up. If you would like to join the VAMHN Basecamp page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invitation