Research Funding Opportunities for the 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.
14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).
1 September 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Research Project Grants – The aim of these awards is to provide financial support for innovative and original research projects of high quality and potential, the choice of theme and the design of the research lying entirely with the applicant (the Principal Investigator). The grants provide support for the salaries of research staff engaged on the project, plus associated costs directly related to the research proposed, and the award is paid directly to the institution at which the applicant is employed.
1 September 2013: Leverhulme Trust, International Networks – These collaborations enable a Principal Investigator based in the UK to lead a research project where its successful completion is dependent on the participation of relevant overseas institutions. A significant research theme must be identified at the outset which requires for its successful treatment international collaboration between one or more UK universities, and two or more overseas institutions (up to a maximum of seven institutions in total). Networks should be newly constituted collaborations. Applicants should provide an explicit statement as to why a network is the most appropriate format for addressing the chosen research theme. Full justification should be given for the involvement of all participants, with each participant bringing specific – and stated – expertise which can directly contribute to the success of the project. Details of the proposed methodology for the research project should be provided at the outset, as well as a clear indication of the anticipated outcomes (publications, websites), and of the dissemination strategy to be adopted.
Typically, the value of an award is normally up to £125,000, the activities involved lasting for up to three years.
15 September 2013: Society for Educational Studies, Small Grant Awards These aim to stimulate research in education, particularly by those who are starting their research careers and are no more than five years postdoctoral. Up to four grants worth up to £10,000 for one year are available.
23 September 2013: HEA, Mike Baker doctoral programme Funding is available for doctoral studentships that support the academy’s research strategy of developing pedagogical knowledge and evidence-based practice in higher education. The following conditions apply:
•the proposed topic should be discipline-specific learning and teaching research or interdisciplinary and generic pedagogical research, and should have a clear benefit to either practice or to policy on practice;
•a supportive environment for the student and completion and delivery of research outcomes are a high priority;
•dissemination of research outcomes are fundamental to both the HEA and the wider community and should be identified clearly in any application.
Studentships are intended for students who hold a masters degree and are capable of undertaking high-quality research. Supervisors in UK higher education institutions that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply.
Funding will be provided for up to three years of full-time study. Funding covers fees, maintenance and research skills development and is worth £20,172 per year in London, or £18,172 per year outside of London.
3 October 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.
10 October 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships – The objective of these awards is to enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and twelve months inclusive at a UK university, primarily in order to enhance the skills of academic staff or the student body within the host institution. It is recognised that Visiting Professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests. The over-riding criteria for selection are first the academic standing and achievements of the visitor in terms of research and teaching, and secondly the ability of the receiving institution to benefit from the imported skills and expertise. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures.
20 January 2014: Higher Education Academy, International Scholarships – This scheme is aimed at supporting individuals in the higher education sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK and deliver specific outcomes for dissemination within the UK sector through various means, as appropriate to enhance student learning experience in the UK. Scholarships are worth up to £20,000 over three to six months.
22 February 2014 (forecast): Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, Small Development Grants – Grants are available for innovative projects at higher education institutions which would not normally attract funding from within an institution and which have a clear benefit to the wider HE community. Proposals can address any relevant theme and are welcome from staff groups at individual member HEIs and from consortia. Funding of up to £10,000 is available per project.