17th August 1999




The total of research funds received by an award-winning professor since 1986 for research studies has now exceeded £1 million thanks to a new grant from the Economic and Social Research Council.


Prof Gary Craig, of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, has devoted 30 years to community and research projects nationally and internationally and has received awards over the years either solely or jointly with other academics and activists.


The latest award of £141,000 was given jointly to Prof Craig and Prof Marilyn Taylor of the University of Brighton to study the involvement of voluntary and community associations in partnerships.


Their project, one of 21 funded out of more than 150 proposals is part of the major ESRC programme on democracy and participation.


“Partnership is one of the buzz words of the present government, but there is concern that partnerships are unequal and the rhetoric masks disparities in power between organisations,” said Prof Craig.


The Professor of Social Policy was made a Yorkshire Winner by Yorkshire Forward, the Regional Development Agency, for his work with the International Association of Community Development and his recent election as president.




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