Grant Writing Advice
So you’re wondering whether you can do research.
Arts therapists and practitioners often do not see themselves as researchers, especially if they associate research with statistics and quantitative data. So the first thing to realise is that research can take many different forms and that researchers do not need to work in ivory towers but can be hands-on practitioners. Reflection, curiosity, questioning – research is just a more formal way of approaching these.
There are of course skills and knowledge to be acquired in order to carry out a research study. For those practitioners relatively new to research, HEMF’s stream 2 offers the opportunity to develop a project with the support of a mentor.
Below are listed some considerations around developing a research study and the writing up of a research grant application.