RICHARD BENJAMIN TRUST
Providing Research Grants for Social and Occupational / Organisational Psychology
The Richard Benjamin Trust supports innovative research in social and occupational/organisational psychology that has the potential to make a difference to families, organisations and communities and to people’s lives. 2015 was the final call for funding, the trust is currently working on dissemination of the research it has supported and is currently working on a book, which we hope to publish later in the year.
About Richard Benjamin
Richard was born in Germany in 1921. He and his younger brother Ralph, were sent to Switzerland by their parents who were later taken to a Nazi concentration camp, where eventually they perished. The stress of schooling in Germany as a Jewish boy, and later life in a Swiss refugee camp had a marked effect on Richard's health but also left him with a strong desire to help vulnerable people. He received a small medical pension in compensation from the German government, and lived on this for the rest of his life, spending his time finding ways to help others. When an uncle died and left him a substantial sum of money, Richard immediately decided he did not want this for himself, but wished to use if to establish a trust fund for the public good. He did not manage to complete this project during his lifetime but left a bequest in his will stipulating that the money should be used to fund projects in social or occupational/organizational psychology likely to have an important social impact.
The goal of the Richard Benjamin Trust is therefore to honour his wishes by supporting research that has the potential to make a difference to people’s lives.
Application Deadline 13/03/2015
Previous grant holders research is now available to be downloaded