Campion Grants

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.

Mr David Caldwell, Brexit and Populism: Ideological Change and the Dynamics of Trust. Project completed as Ph.D. over 2016-2018
Ms Michaela Hulme, Death and the disposal of the dead in the world’s first industrial city. Project completed as Ph.D. over 2016-2018
Dr Craig Horner, To determine occupational status and age for the Cheshire motor vehicle registrants, 1904-1914. Project period 2016-2017
‘Sense about Science’. Contribution to reprint of booklet “Making Sense about Statistics”
Examples of the types of projects that have been funded and the outcomes of the research: