Research Funding Opportunities – School of Education

rsbo-logoThis post provides information on the latest funding opportunities for your School.    You will still be able to conduct your own searches via Research Professional and Grantfinder in the usual way or contact the RSB Office and we will assist you. Information on  current  calls with no deadlines is available on the RSBO web pages.  In order to monitor use of the blog could you please e-mail with ‘accessed Education’ in the subject line.

No deadline:  Waterloo Foundation, Dissemination support – These grants support the dissemination of knowledge and best practice to children and their carers, and to related professionals. The foundation is interested in the psychological and behavioural development of children, and particularly in certain neuro-developmental conditions and the factors that influence them. Dissemination can be either by researchers themselves or by support groups, and could take the form of website development, helplines, newsletters or conferences. The foundation does not wish to be the sole funder of any such support. Grants are typically worth up to £10,000.

6 February 2013:  British Academy, UK-Chinese Academy of Social Sciences one-year partnerships and UK-Taiwan one year partnerships-The aim of these schemes are to support the development of partnerships between the UK and China and the UK and Taiwan, strengthening research excellence through new, innovative initiatives and links. Funding is worth up to £10,000 for one year, with the British Academy and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences  and the British Academy and the National Science Council of Taiwan each contributing up to £5,000.

21 February 2013: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency EU, Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig partnerships The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture, under its lifelong learning programme, invite proposals for Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig partnerships. Projects will encourage education, vocational education and training, and partnerships focus on themes of mutual interest to participating countries. Comenius multilaterial and bilateral partnerships will focus on pre-school, primary and secondary education. Grundtvig learning partnerships will focus on the teaching and study needs of those in adult education and alternative education streams. Leonardo da Vinci partnerships focus on vocational education and training, and aim to increase mobility in Europe. Each project should last for two years. Each applicant must be established in one of the EU member states, candidate countries or EFTA-EEA countries. The overall budget for the 2013 call of the lifelong learning programme is €1.28 million. 

28 February 2013:  Higher Education Academy, Collaborative GrantsThe Higher Education Academy invites applications for its collaborative grants. Funding is available for collaborations that support the enhancement of learning and teaching. Successful applications will demonstrate scope for long-term impact. The key themes for this round are flexible learning, and assessment and feedback, but funding may also be awarded for innovative pedagogic projects. The project lead must be a fellow of the HEA from a UK higher education institution that subscribes to the HEA. The collaboration may be either  between institutions or between departments. Projects may last for 18 months, and a maximum of £60,000 per project is available.  

4 March 2013:  Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme – This scheme aims to recognise, reward and celebrate individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience. Up to 55 individual awards of £10,000 will be made. The awards must be spent in a three-year period.

29 March 2013:  British Educational Research Association, Dissertation Award – The award is made to the individual whose dissertation is deemed to have made the most significant contribution to research in education. The dissertation must have been submitted as part of a PhD/DPhil or EdD degree obtained from a British university between 1 January and 31 December of the year preceding the award. The author must be a member of the Association.              

19 April 2013The Sutton Trust, Education Endowment Grants – These grants may be used to fund cost-effective and replicable projects that address educational disadvantage. Projects should fit within one of four main approaches:

  • testing and incubating new ideas that have proof of concept;          
  •  bringing initiatives from other contexts to disadvantaged students and schools; 
  • scaling up initiatives that have been proven to work on a modest scale;
  •  developing projects with potential that have not been delivered or evaluated effectively.

Registered charities, non-profit organisations, local authorities, schools and groups of schools, and higher education institutions are eligible to apply,   although they must work in partnership with an EEF target school or demonstrate that their project will benefit five to 16 year old pupils eligible for free school meals in these schools. Supported projects are expected to be in the order of at least £50,000 per year. 

9 May 2013:  Leverhulme Trust, Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciencesThese enable well-established and distinguished researchers in the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences to devote themselves to a single research project of outstanding originality and significance. Fellowships are for a period of two to three years and cover replacement salary costs, as well as research expenses worth up to £5,000 per year.

9 May 2013:  Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships – These enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and 10 months at a UK university, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution.

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