Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Support for children with lived experience of modern slavery

Apply for funding for a 9-month research fellowship with the Modern Slavery PEC.

The fellow will co-design research exploring the nature of modern slavery affecting children in England and Wales, and the impact of receiving support from Independent Child Trafficking Guardians (ICTGs). This fellowship is in collaboration with Barnardo’s, who run the ICTGs service.

You must be based at a UK university or independent research organisation. 1 fellowship will be funded, but role-sharing applications are permitted.

The max cost is £100,000, funded at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) rates.

Who can apply

The project can be led by either, a UK higher education institution or an approved research organisation which is eligible to receive UKRI funding. For full eligibility, see the call document.

The Modern Slavery PEC expects to fund 1 fellowship for this work, but joint applications on a job-share basis are permitted for this funding opportunity (see the call document for full details).

What we're looking for

Over the course of 9 months, the Modern Slavery PEC will work with the successful research fellow. They will co-design a programme of work to explore the nature of modern slavery affecting children in England and Wales, as well as the impact of receiving support from ICTGs on children’s outcomes.

The fellowship will be undertaken in close collaboration with Barnardo’s. They are 1 of a small number of UK organisations who provide direct, specialist support to trafficked children and who are funded by the Home Office to run the ICTGs services across England and Wales.

How to apply

For full information on how to apply, visit the Modern Slavery PEC website.

How we will assess your application

For full details of the assessment process, read the call document.

Contact details

Additional info

The Modern Slavery PEC held a webinar to go through the aims and objectives of this funding opportunity, as well as answering questions about the application process. The webinar was held at 2:00pm on the 19 December. You can watch a recording of the webinar on the Modern Slavery PEC website.

The Modern Slavery PEC (the centre) was created by the investment of public funding from the AHRC to enhance the understanding of modern slavery and transform the effectiveness of laws and policies designed to prevent it. As part of this programme, the Modern Slavery PEC funds research, this is 1 such funding opportunity.

Supporting documents

Please see the Modern Slavery PEC website for full information on how to apply.

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