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The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 22nd June 2017.  Further grants will be made available throughout 2017 as more data is deposited with the archives.

A list of applicable datasets for this grant call is available below.


This scheme provides small-scale, competitive grants to individuals or teams from any discipline to conduct further exposition of research data that was generated by The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative (PEII)[1]. Over 10 years, Atlantic invested over €127 million/£105 million in programs throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland that were shown to be effective at providing the support that children and young people need to be healthy, do well in school and to help ensure they have bright futures[2].

Terms and conditions of this scheme

Proposals must fall under at least one of the following areas (listed in order of priority):

  • Secondary analysis of research data that was generated under The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative (PEII). Suggested outputs include a publication and/or conference presentation that promotes this data to multiple audiences nationally and internationally.
  • Utilisation of research data that was generated under The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative (PEII) to build capacity in Prevention and Early Intervention service development and evaluation. Suggested outputs include a training event, seminar or workshop.

The above list is not exhaustive and applicants are encouraged to be creative. The PEII data may be accessed via the public data archives[3] or via the original evaluation team.

Grants will be up to €10,000 (or GBP equivalent) and it is expected that the work will be completed within six months from receipt of the grant. Applications for grants higher than €10,000 will be considered where a strong case is made.

A Research Grant award can be used for:

  • Secondary analysis of a PEII dataset
  • Meta-analysis of a number of PEII datasets
  • Comparative analysis of PEII data and any other relevant data[4]
  • Development of training in evaluation research using PEII data [5]
  • Grant can be used toward the costs of disseminating and/or presenting research outputs nationally and internationally

A Research Grant award cannot be used for:

  • Overhead costs and capital expenditure
  • A substantive new research project that involves gathering new data

Individuals at any stage in their career are invited to apply for this scheme. The scheme has a specific focus on capacity building amongst early career researchers, under the guidance of senior mentors, in order to embed capacity in conducting PEI research. A grant may therefore be used to part-fund a PhD/post-doctoral fellowship, and in the case of more experienced applicants, a grant may be used to ‘buy out’ time from other duties, such as academic teaching.

The PEI Research Grants scheme is open to both local and international applicants from a range of settings including, but not limited to, an individual who is based at an academic institution, at a government department, working independently, or based in a practice organisation. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:

  • Must be eligible to live/study in Republic of Ireland or the UK for the duration of the grant period
  • Must have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or have an academic mentor who is willing to supervise the research

On completion of the grant, awardees are required to submit a short final report to the Children’s Research Network detailing the delivery of their proposed outputs from this award, and a 500-word news item for dissemination by the Children’s Research Network on the outputs from this award.

How to apply

  • Complete the Children’s Research Network Prevention and Early Intervention Research Grant Application Form below.
  • Submit the completed application form by email with PEI-RI Grant Submission in the subject field to:  administrator@childrensresearchnetwork.org

Applications received by the deadline of Thursday 22nd June 2017 will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Essential: The proposed work centrally involves the re-use of data that was generated under The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative
  • Depth and scope of the proposal, including anticipated output(s)
  • Novel or innovative approach to the further utilisation of the data
  • Feasibility of applicant(s) to carry out work within stated time frame and allocated resources
  • Ability of the proposal to add value to existing PEI research
  • Clear dissemination strategy
  • Demonstrated potential of the proposal towards key priorities of the Children’s Research Network specifically, (i) to provide opportunities for collaboration and communication between researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the children and youth sector and (2) to support research skills development through training and knowledge sharing events and activities.

A list of applicable datasets for this grant call is available below.