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University of East Anglia NICHE Scholarship for Postgraduate Students of Medical and Health Humanities 2024

NICHE (Norfolk Initiative for Coastal and Rural Health Equalities) is the Anchor Institute at UEA, working to enable Integrated Care across Norfolk and Waveney, and is funded by Health Education England. In collaboration with the Norfolk and Waveney Arts and Health Collaborative, NICHE are funding one ‘artist in residence’ scholarship for students on the UEA MA in Medical and Health Humanities. The scholarship would be available on either full-time basis (1 year) or part-time basis (2 years), for September 2024 entry. You will need to have applied for a place on the MA Medical and Health Humanities at the point of submitting your scholarship application to NICHE, and any offer of a scholarship is conditional on being accepted onto the MA programme.

Aim and Benefits

Funding is available to a maximum of £15K per scholarship, to undertake the MA Medical and Health Humanities. The scholarship will be made available to course participants once accepted onto the UEA 2024/25 intake, to cover the cost of a home student’s course fees, plus remaining funds to be used as a stipend for living costs and associated project materials.

Payment of Scholarship

The scholarship would be available on either full-time basis (1 year) or part-time basis (2 years), for September 2024 entry. The scholarship will be used to cover the costs of your fees. Any remainder will be paid into your bank account at the beginning of each academic term in 3 equal instalments.

Requirements

The MA Medical and Health Humanities students are invited to bid for funding (£15k per residency) to design a small-scale project that encompasses one or more of the following NICHE areas/ themes:

  1. Improving health inequalities across rural and coastal communities;

  2. Workforce development and transformation;

  3. System collaboration and transformation;

  4. Enhancing Wellbeing and sustainability.

Your application should demonstrate how you will use your learning from the MA Medical and Health Humanities, and especially your dissertation project to help creatively evaluate and/or disseminate one or more aspect(s) of:

  • System co-design, working in collaboration with stakeholders, drawing on the Practice Development principles of Collaboration, Inclusion and Participation.

  • A focus on enabling a sustainable Place-based Systems of Care.

  • A person-centred approach to joined-up planning, delivery and evaluation.

  • Alignment to Norfolk and Waveney ICS Strategic Goals:

    • To make sure that people can live as healthy a life as possible;

    • To make sure that you only have to tell your story once and

    • To make Norfolk and Waveney the best place to work in health and care.

  • Embedded co-production and creative evaluation, such as participatory design.

  • Ensures a positive impact on the ‘Triple Bottom Line’  and sustainable health.

Interview date, Process and Venue

Your application will be assessed based on:

  1. how well your creative practice, planned dissertation project and creative outputs fit the objectives of the NICHE workstreams.

  2. how well your academic, artistic, professional and experiential credentials together equip you to succeed on the MA Medical and Health Humanities

  3. the quality of the proposed dissertation project in terms of ambition, achievability, and clarity of expression.

Informal discussions are welcomed by contacting either Prof Sally Hardy (NICHE lead) or Dr Harriet Cooper (MAMHH Course Director).

We look forward to receiving your application.

You will need to have applied for a place on the MA Medical and Health Humanities at the point of submitting your scholarship application to NICHE, and any offer of a scholarship is conditional on being accepted onto the MA programme.

Application Deadline

April 30, 2024

How to Apply

To apply, please firstly apply for a place on the MA Medical and Health Humanities, and then use the project description template (below) and return to the NICHE administrator by 30 April 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

NICHE Creative Evaluation Project Description

Do include where possible any examples of previous work achieved, and/or links to your portfolio/website.

  • Please tell us about your art or creative practice, and briefly explain how you could use it to raise awareness of the NICHE workstreams. (200 words)

  • Please provide a 500-word statement detailing a proposed dissertation project that aligns with the goals of NICHE. You should cover the following:
    A) aims of the project,
    B) methodology,
    C) considerations for engaging with hard-to-reach groups,
    D) possible challenges and how you would address these,
    E) briefly describe outputs from the dissertation, to include both creative and scholarly outputs (e.g. artworks/ events/ reports / journal articles).

  • Please describe why you wish to study on the MA Medical and Health Humanities, and how you anticipate that the course will benefit your future career (200 words)

  • What is your preferred medium you will use to co-produce project outputs? (50-100 words)

  • What is the anticipated timeline for your project activities, and key milestones? (50 words)

  • Are there any considerations for how best to creatively engage with hard to reach communities? (50-100 words) Briefly describe any studio requirements (50 words)

  • Please describe your experience of working collaboratively with others (100 words)
    Consider – what worked well, and what did you do to overcome challenges?
    What did you learn from the experience, in particular anything about health, wellbeing and social care needs?

  • Is there anything further you wish to bring to the attention of the panel, (for example about your academic, artistic, or professional credentials, or about your lived experience) that will inform us about the necessary supports you might need to maximise your suitability for this scholarship? (200 words)

Please ensure you include a CV (maximum 2-pages).

Download the template

Please download and complete the application template and then return to the NICHE administrator by 30 April 2024.

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For more details visit: UEA website.

 

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