Be inspired and take up the research challenge!
Are you a practitioner working with women or girls in criminal justice?
The Griﬃns Society Research Fellowship Programme oﬀers a unique opportunity to explore your own interests or concerns about the treatment of women in the criminal justice system.
You must have an inquiring mind, but previous research experience is not necessary as the programme academic supervisors provide comprehensive supervision and support.
We positively encourage applications from a broad range of candidates, from the public, voluntary or private sectors, and from across all regions of the U.K., but Fellowships are not available to 'professional' researchers, full-time academics or those studying for a degree.
As a fellow, you will become a visiting scholar with our partners, the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where you will have access to their extensive library and attend twice-yearly workshops on research techniques, methodology and data analysis. Fellows also attend regular meetings with our Board of trustees in London.
Fellowships are conducted alongside your own work on a ﬂexible part-time basis and usually last for one year.
At the end of your time with us, you are expected to submit a 10,000 word research findings paper which the society then considers for publication.
There is a modest award towards research expenses and a small additional travel bursary.
" Being a fellow completely transformed my career; I developed some great professional relationships and was able to apply for jobs and further research opportunities with confidence and expertise."Louise Clark, Fellow 2006 'Provision of support for imprisoned adult female street-based sex workers'
Previous Fellows have found participation in the Programme hugely rewarding in a variety of ways, including the intellectual challenge of conducting their own research, having ‘thinking space’ to explore issues outside the conﬁnes of their usual work, and a chance to develop their careers. Several previous research projects have stimulated changes in policy and practice.
Now more then ever when there are enormous pressures on resources, inovative ideas for changes to practice and policy are critical. Through our fellowships programme, we oﬀer you the chance to make a difference.
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" Completing the fellowship was I believe significant in being offered a further opportunity to work as a Research Associate on a project at Manchester University examining the impact of Arts interventions in criminal justice. I now work as a Senior Lecturer in criminology at Manchester Metropolitan university. The fellowship, alongside other key opportunities and experiences, contributed to building my skills and confidence to progress in my research / academic career. "Becky Clarke, Fellow 2004 'What works? for women who offend: a service user's perspective'