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.
Erasmus+, Calls are now open for the new Erasmus+ programme. If you are interested in any of the areas please contact RSB@northampton.ac.uk for assistance. Further information can be obtained from the Erasmus + website
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.
22 February 2014: 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.
28 February 2014: Education Endowment Foundation, Research Use Round – The Research Use in Schools grants round will fund a series of projects that aim to increase the impact of research in schools. The EEF is seeking proposals from groups of schools, local authorities networks, research institutions, universities and other non-profit organisations that aim to increase the use and application of educational research in schools. All funded projects will be independently evaluated by an external evaluator.
Unlike previous grants rounds that have focused on testing educational interventions, the Research Use in Schools round will award grants which aim to increase our understanding of how schools can be supported in applying existing research findings to improve outcomes and narrow the gap. The evaluations will measure the impact of a range of ways for schools to engage with research and identify effective and efficient ways to share research findings.
6 March 2014: The Leverhulme Trust, Early Career Fellowship Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. Applications are welcomed in any discipline. Approximately eighty Fellowships will be available in 2014. Fellowships can be held at universities or at other institutions of higher education in the UK.
The Trust will contribute 50% of each Fellow’s total salary costs up to a maximum of £23,000 per annum and the balance is to be paid by the host institution. Given the prestige of the awards each Fellow may request annual research expenses of up to £6,000 to further his or her research activities.
15 April 2014: BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry. Application forms are not currently available on the e-GAP system, but will be released by 4 March 2014.
15 April 2014: Society for Educational Studies, Small Grants – Small Grants are awarded with the purpose of stimulating research in education, particularly by those who are in the early stages of developing their research careers (normally defined as 5 years post-doc). The Society for Educational Studies invites bids from researchers interested in making an original contribution to knowledge in the field of educational studies. Applicants applying for these grants must be affiliated with a British university, college or school and will be asked to become members of the SES if they are not already members. (Membership fee is currently £24 per year). The maximum grant available for those applying for a Small Grant is £10,000 over one year. A maximum of four grants will be funded per round of applications.