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BERA School Research Grant

BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant – Now Open

The BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant is intended to support research led by schools and colleges’ with a focus on curriculum inquiry and investigation. The grant will be launched for the academic year 2020/21, and is worth up to £5,000 for the winner, with £3,500 for two other grants, for a total of £12,000. The amount of grants awarded is dependent on the number and quality of applications received. We would expect the grant work to be carried out in the 2020/21 academic year with the final report being submitted by September 2021.This prize, awarded biennially, acknowledges the importance of research led by schools and colleges.Applications must make clear how the grant will enable applicants to do the following:Identify an issue impacting on the development of an aspect of the curriculum in their school/college;Design, implement and evaluate a response to the issue identified;Disseminate the processes and outcomes of the inquiry/investigation within the school/college;Develop a strategy to sustain curriculum investigation/inquiry within the school/college;Contribute to research and scholarship in the study of the curriculum;While it is possible that the applications will include collaborative partnerships with HE institutions we are keen to support schools and colleges led research and therefore ask the primary applicant to be based in a school or college.Deadline for applications: Friday 19th June 2020

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