The Campion Fund is used to provide modest grants to support research consistent with the Manchester Statistical Society’s objectives and history relating to social and political economy issues in Greater Manchester and North-West England. Grants are typically not more than £5,000, and may be used in part funding in conjunction with funds from other bodies.
The origin of the fund was a bequest to the Manchester Statistical Society by the late Sir Harry Campion, one-time Reader in Statistics at Manchester University, Vice-President of the Society and the first head of the Government Statistical Service [See “Obituary: Sir Harry Campion, 1905-96”, by W. Rudoe, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 1997, vol. 160, issue 1].
Apply for a Campion Grant
Applications should be made using the form here. New applications will be reviewed twice a year, on 1st March and 1st September.
New Campion Projects
Dr Angelo Moretti, Mapping the bias of police records: An assessment of the impact of police data bias for crime mapping. Project to be completed May 2021
Recent Campion Grant Awards
Dr Reka Solymosi, Identifying features that affect public engagement with appeals for information about missing persons on Twitter (external link). Project completed May 2020
Dr Bethan Harries, An assessment of future needs of older BME populations and the impact for health and social care in Greater Manchester. Project completed Autumn 2018.
Prof. Karel Williams, Well-being and the economy: a place based approach. (external link). Project completed Autumn 2018.
Dr Kingsley Purdam, Devolved Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester -Baseline Profile. Project completed mid-2019.