The Froebel Trust’s Open Call for Research Grant scheme is designed to provide seed corn grants for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks to develop innovative studies that will ultimately lead to larger projects.
The fund is designed to provide seed corn grants for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks to develop innovative studies that will ultimately lead to larger projects. Seed corn projects should still work towards tangible outcomes and impacts that support the Froebel Trust’s charitable objects.
The Trust aims to use its funded research to provide insights and resources for parents and professionals who work with young children and their families, and to inform policymaking.
- It is anticipated that awards will fall within the £3,000 to £5,000 range.
- Applicants may apply for more than £5,000 but should note that the Trustees are unlikely to make an award over £5,000 unless they deem the project to be particularly strong with good value for money.
- The scheme is open to researchers working in institutions anywhere in the world who share the 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. For this reason, they have revised the application process.
- 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 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 the grant funding); and with responsibility for meeting the terms and conditions of the award.
For more information, visit https://www.froebel.org.uk/grants-and-funding/open-call-research-grants