The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has issued a call for proposals for a research project which aims to explore the relationship between living in particular places, poverty outcomes and ethnicity by gaining a more in-depth understanding of why it is the case that:
- Some areas produce better outcomes for ethnic minority groups in general;
- Some areas produce poor outcomes for ethnic minority groups in general;
- Some ethnic minority groups (and groups within them) have different outcomes in different places.
The research will unpick variations in the structure of opportunities within local labour markets, examine the role of local social networks and take a range of other factors into account, including: how local services are organised, the changing economic context, the migration history of different groups, local political structures and issues around housing and mobility.
Up to £100,000 is available for projects lasting 8 months and starting in May (although the start date is negotiable.)
The deadline for submitting your proposal is the 11 April 2012 at 23:59.