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 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.
1 November 2013: Nuffield Foundation, Education Grants Programme – Through its Grants for Research and Innovation programme, the Foundation seeks to support self-contained projects that are innovative, practical, generalisable and reflective. Grants are mainly for research (usually carried out in universities or independent research institutes), or for practical innovation or development (often in voluntary sector organisations). Grants normally range in size from £10,000 up to £250,000, with most lying between £50,000 and £150,000. The Foundation may exceptionally make grants larger than £250,000 but these may take longer to process. Occasionally they fund small pilots or other pieces of work that cost less than £10,000.
7 November 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Research Fellowships – Enable experienced researchers—whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers—to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £45,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 90 fellowships are available in 2014.
7 November 2013: Leverhulme International Academic Fellowships – Provide established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time in one or more research centres outside the UK, in order to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas, for example by learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. The maximum value of the Fellowships this year rises from £22k to £30k—offering applicants more flexibility to factor-in research and replacement teaching costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-12 months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 15 fellowships are available in 2014.
13 January 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Study Abroad Studentships – Enable a period of advanced study or research anywhere in the world, except for the UK and USA. To qualify, applicants need to: hold an undergraduate degree; have been resident in the UK for at least five years; hold a degree at any level from a UK university; and either currently be registered as a student, or have been a registered student within the last eight years. Up to £17,000 a year is available for maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research costs, and maintenance for dependents may also be provided. Fellowships are offered for periods of 12-24months, and must begin between 1 June 2014 and 1 May 2015. Approximately 20 studentships are available in 2014.
14 January 2014 : Higher Education Academy, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme – This aims to recognise, reward and celebrate individuals who are judged to make an outstanding impact on the student learning experience. The award is intended to support the fellow’s professional development in teaching and learning pedagogy. Up to 55 awards of £10,000 are made to recognise individual excellence.
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.
6 February 2014: Leverhulme Trust, Emeritus Fellowships – Enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication. Up to £22,000 is available for research costs directly related to the project. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3-24 months, and must begin between 1 August 2014 and 1 July 2015. Approximately 30 fellowships are available in 2014.
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