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SEDA Legacy Research Grants
2013 is a landmark year in which SEDA will celebrate its 20th anniversary as an Association. We are inviting applications for research grants for projects that will impact on our understanding of educational development leading into the next 20 years.
The SEDA Legacy Research Grants are awards for research projects that will inform and support the future of staff and educational development in the UK. In this way they will create a legacy for SEDA. Two grants of up to a maximum of £9k will be awarded.
The grant proposals must focus on one of the following areas:
- The implications for Educational Developers of UK Higher Education Policy (up to £9K)
- Identities and location of educational developers in the UK (up to (£9K)
Proposals may be based on existing published material or involve new data collection.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for a grant the research/project leader must be an individual SEDA member or work at an institution with SEDA institutional membership.
Writing a proposal
The criteria for the research project proposals are:
- Demonstrate and build on current literature in the field
- Demonstrate an appropriate and achievable methodology within the context and timescale of the project
- Include a realistic project plan showing expenditure and value for money
- Clearly address one of the two areas identified as the focus of the grants ( point 1or 2 above)
- Show adequate consideration, where relevant, of the ethical implications of the project where empirical evidence is involved
- Show the track record of applicant(s) in pedagogic research and development
The Research Grant may be used to buy out existing staff or buy in research assistant support. It may also be used for transcription, small Items of equipment and/ or travel expenses to support the project.
Projects should aim to start in March 2013 and complete by the end of April 2014. Project teams will be required to produce a progress report submitted to the SEDA Scholarship and Research Committee, which should be presented at the November 2013 SEDA Conference. A final report should be prepared for May 2014 and a presentation of the findings outlined in the report made to the SEDA Executive at their June 2014 meeting. A range of opportunities for publication will be available in the SEDA Journal: Innovations in Education and Teaching International (IETI), the SEDA magazine: Educational Developments and as a SEDA Paper or Special or, if appropriate, a SEDA book.
How to apply for a Research Grant
The application should be made using the SEDA Legacy Research Grants application form and include the named contact, contact details and an abstract of 250 words together with a project outline of no more than 1500 words indicating how the criteria will be met.
Please email a completed application form to email@example.com clearly marked SEDA Legacy Research Grant.
The closing date is
31st January 2013 at 5pm.
The SEDA Scholarship and Research Committee will identify the successful proposals at their meeting in February and will inform the successful project leader by Friday 15th March 2013.