Applications are now open for the Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grants scheme that is designed to provide funding for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks to develop innovative studies.
The Froebel Trust provides funding for research and practice development as well as specialist training, and information and support for continuing professional learning.
In 2022, they are offering two types of Open Call Research Grants:
- Seed corn grants up to £5,000
- Larger grants for researchers who have an established research reputation from a track record of high quality studies, research outputs and impact. They expect budgets to be in the region of £20,000 to £50,000.
- The scheme is open to researchers working in institutions anywhere in the world who share our goal of advancing knowledge and debate about Froebelian principles and their application in the teaching, learning and development of children from birth to 8 years. They actively encourage and will prioritise awards for new applicants who have strong applications and have not previously received Open Call funding from the Trust.
- Applicants do not need to be based in the UK but applications should be written in English and budgets should be in GB £ sterling.
- Partnership projects are welcome. In such cases, a lead institution/researcher should be identified. In all cases, one named person should act as Lead Applicant. This is the individual with whom the Trust will correspond about the application and (if successful) the project. The Lead Applicant is normally considered by the Trust to be contractual partner; the grant holder (i.e. the recipient of grant funding); and with responsibility for meeting terms and conditions of the award.
- In deciding whether to support travel to events, the Trust will give serious consideration to the benefits to the project versus the environmental impact.
For more information, visit https://www.froebel.org.uk/grants-and-funding/open-call-research-grants