Open call for research project proposals

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The Sport and Recreation Alliance is pleased to invite its members to submit proposals for potential research projects in a bid to enable vital, but under-resourced, research to be undertaken.

By submitting a proposal, members could have access to increased funding opportunities or project sponsorship and/or the allocation of Alliance expertise to project delivery.

Members should understand that proposals will be subject to review and any support provided will be at the Alliance’s exclusive discretion.

Please note that if a project is considered appropriate for further exploration, this does not guarantee that the Alliance will be applying internal capacity and resources towards project delivery.

Who can submit a proposal?

Proposals can come from any member of the Alliance. Proposals of interest submitted from non-members will only be considered for progression should the member be eligible for membership and the uptake of membership be forthcoming.

What do we mean by a proposal?

The Alliance wishes to make the development and delivery of research as accessible as possible. In this spirit, a ‘proposal’ is merely a statement outlining a possible course or topic of research that the proposer(s) believes would benefit them or the wider sector.

In particular, the Alliance invites ideas that link to at least one of the four key strategic objectives in our new strategy, ‘Support. Recover. Achieve.’ The strategic objectives reflect our core role as the representative body for sport and recreation, and are listed as follows:

  1. Champion the economic, social, health and wellbeing benefits of sport and recreation.
  2. Protect and promote our members’ interests as the independent voice of sport and recreation.
  3. Lead and support our members to be more diverse and inclusive.
  4. Help our members to adapt to change and become more sustainable.

Read more about Support. Recover. Achieve.

I would like to submit a proposal, what do I do now?

Please complete our online form.

There is currently no closing date – proposals will be reviewed on a first come first served basis and can be submitted at any time.

The Alliance encourages ideas from all parts of the sporting community. If you have any queries on the process or would like advice on a potential idea please contact us at in the first instance, and we will put you in touch with an Alliance colleague who can help.