RoSPA invites applications for accident prevention scholarships

12.12 | 17 February 2010 |

Applications are invited for the second round of funding available through a £500,000 accident prevention scholarship scheme.
The RoSPA/BNFL Scholarship Scheme provides funding for safety-related research which will produce defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries.
Grants of up to £20,000 a project per year are available, and the closing date for applications for the 2010 round of funding is 2 April.
Applications are invited for projects addressing themes including safety education: to enhance risk understanding and awareness (particularly risk awareness in preparation for work); and general safety: to increase public awareness of safety and accident prevention (particularly safety and risk literacy among key decision makers and communicators).
RoSPA established the scholarship scheme after BNFL donated £500,000 to fund research which would have a significant impact on improving safety in the UK and around the world.
In 2009, funding went to three projects researching the scale and impact of child injuries in Nepal (PhD student, University of the West of England), the threat posed by cold water immersion (University of Portsmouth) and the effectiveness of a learner-driver coaching programme (Staffordshire County Council and Keele University).
For more information contact Roger Bibbings on 0121 248 2095 or visit the RoSPA website.



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