People working in the domains of the environment/climate change, mind/mental health, and reproductive health are eligible for the Sparrow Early Career Researcher Grant 2022. All you need to do is write a digest that can be understood by the average reader in three minutes. They supply the topic, the research, and the format; you supply the information.
With Sparrow, anyone who wants to learn new information may access it at a reasonable price. Their professionals compile the most recent scientific data into digestible newsletters that you can read for free. They have a library of 300+ easily understandable summaries sourced from over 50,000 scientific journals.
- The Grant is $500 USD for the winner and a paid commission for the Finalists.
- Open to Ph.D. students and PostDoc researchers whose area of research matches the topic areas.
- Your research field covers:
- Environment/Climate Change/Related solutions in food security, conservation, and energy
- Mind/Mental Health/Psychology
- Reproductive health
To win the $500 Grant, you need to pick a topic from the ones listed (or get in touch to suggest one) and follow these general guidelines:
- Keep it short and relevant to Sparrow’s lay audience (850 words max.)
- Based on a ‘main’ research paper that is linked below (or another relevant topic pre-approved by their editor email@example.com)
- Sum it up with “In 10 seconds?” at a high level
- Aim for 7-8 paragraphs in a Question & Answer format (essential to be considered)
- Imagine you are talking to a skeptical friend who is probing you
- Provide inline links to the ‘main paper’ and high-quality research papers supporting your statements (1-2 per paragraph)
- Critically assess the quality of the evidence
- Explain the practical application and what can be expected in the future
- Round it up with interesting details about the topic
Valid applications considered for the Grant consist of details of the applicant, a summary based on 1 topic listed on the How It Works page and submitted in the application period in the format of a Sparrow Digest.