Research Funding Opportunities – School of Education
This 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.
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.
- 10 April 2013: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants – Travel for research purposes; Directed grants for individual investigators; Networking/collaboration; Hosting visits; Travel to conferences, meetings etc. All applications should demonstrate that funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research with an identifiable outcome. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars are eligible to apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar. Grants are tenable for up to 24 months and are worth between £500 and £10,000.
- 15 April 2013: Society for Educational Studies, Small Grant Awards – The Society for Educational Studies invites applications for its small grants. The purpose of these grants is to stimulate research in education, particularly by those who are starting their research careers. Applicants must be affiliated with a British university, college or school, and be or become members of the society. The maximum grant available is normally £10,000 for one year. Up to four grants are available.
- 19 April 2013: Education Endowment Foundation, Educational Disadvantage Grants – These are for projects which address educational disadvantage. The focus is on innovation and scaling up projects which have a measurable impact on attainment or a directly related outcome. Projects should fit within one of the following four approaches:
•testing and incubating new ideas which have a proof of concept;
•bringing initiatives from other contexts to disadvantaged students and schools;
•scaling up initiatives which have been proven to work on a modest scale;
•developing projects with potential that have not, to date, been delivered or evaluated effectively.
Applicants must be charities, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, individual schools, clusters of schools, teacher groups, universities, colleges, academy chains, mutuals, co-operatives or a combination of these. As a guide, the smallest grants are worth £50,000 a year.
- 19 April 2013: Education Endowment Foundation, Digital Technology Grants – These are for projects that use digital technology to improve the attainment of disadvantaged pupils. Initiatives should build on the existing evidence about effective teaching and learning practices, and use digital technology to make these practices more effective or efficient. Proposals should focus on raising that attainment of pupils aged five to 16 in England and be led by not-for-profit organisation. If profit making companies are involved, they should provide substantial subsidies or co-funding.
- 9 May 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Major research fellowships in the humanities and social sciences – These 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.
- 31 May 2013: British Council, UGC-UKIERI Thematic Partnerships – These facilitate collaborations between faculties and researchers, and enable registered PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in India and the UK to undertake short-term visits to work on research projects. Funds are available for partnerships of up to two years in duration and provide a maximum of £60,000 equivalent in INR.
- 14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).
- 18 October 2013 (forecast): ESRC, ESRC/Hong Kong Bilateral Projects – The Economic and Social Research Council, in collaboration with the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, invites applications for its collaborative projects programme. Projects must involve integrated collaboration between the UK and Hong Kong partners. Projects must have well identified joint working, demonstrating clearly the added value of the collaboration. They must demonstrate distinctive, cross-country aspects, where both sides of the research team provide necessary local expertise. Proposals should be submitted by UK partners on behalf of all collaborators.