Action Research Grants
Staff at Skills and Education Group member organisations (Silver, Gold, or Platinum level). A map of current member organisations can be viewed on our Membership page.
There is no other limit to who can apply for a grant to run an action-research project.
Projects will receive up to £6,000
Please be advised that we are no longer accepting any more submissions as the grant is now closed for the remainder of the year.
To engage with any combination of the below factors in relation to widening participation and increasing social inclusion:
- Addressing exclusionary challenges that result from demographic factors, including; age, race, gender, sexuality, disability, marital or pregnancy status
- Addressing exclusionary challenges that result from any of the following social factors: socio-economic position, immigration status, child or other care commitments, limited access to digital technologies
- Addressing exclusionary challenges that result from any of the following environmental factors: unstable or harmful home life, negative or harmful social networks, poor transport links
These grants fund new approaches to widening participation and increasing social inclusion across a breadth of student demographics.
How to apply
- Complete our Action Research Grant Application Form.
- Submit your application!
If you have any questions or need help completing your application, email email@example.com
Skills and Education Group members
Members at Silver, Gold and Platinum level membership are able to apply for Action Research grants to support the development of themselves and their colleagues.
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Who can apply for a grant to run an action research project?
Outside of these qualifications, there is no limit to who can apply for a grant to run an action research project. They are open to staff members:
- In any subject area
- Working with any level of learner qualification
- Working in a full- or part-time capacity
- Working at any level of seniority within their organisation
What are the expectations of these projects?
These projects will be led by a colleague at any of our silver-level or higher member organisations and they will:
- Engage directly with 10-20 staff members or students
- Engage indirectly with 40-80 staff members or students
- Create an output of materials that can be shared within and around all member organisations
Further to this, each project team will:
- Record a podcast special with our Foundation Manager, discussing their research process and findings
- Lead a TeachMeet facilitated by the Skills and Education Group Professional Development team
- Work with the Foundation Manager to create a case study of the project for wider distribution