The impact of COVID-19 has meant conferences and research trips being cancelled, so our grants budget remains seriously underused. We are therefore rolling out a second round of Special Research Support Grants to help members in these difficult times.

These grants of up to $150 each are for research-related expenses, including:
- books related to your research area
- subscription to journal in your field
- journal access (eg $99 for 12mth JSTOR subscription through NCIS)
- registration fees for virtual conferences/seminars
- subscription to learned society in your field

- software/hardware (eg mic/headphones)

- ergonomic aids (eg ergonomic chair, molded keyboard) to help with the increased screen time
- other (including online training)

Application is by means of a simple application form, to include statement of research interests and justification for expenditure, mailed to grants@ncis.org. Applications must be received by 15 November. The committee will meet to consider all the applications, and the successful applicants will be advised by 30 November.
- Applicant must have been an NCIS Member AT FULL OR ASSOCIATE LEVEL in good standing for the 12 months prior to 15 November 2020.
- Intended purchases of research-related materials, or such purchases already made between 15 March and 15 November 2020 due to the crisis, may be claimed for.
- Only applications using the dedicated “Special Research Support Grants” application form will be considered.
- Grants will only be disbursed through PayPal, or by check to a US chacking account.
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Decision date: 30 November 2020

Go to www.ncis.org/grants for details and to download the application form.

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