Funding Schemes

General Description of Funding

Funding will be granted based on a formal funding agreement following a submitted project proposal and budget (see the application form on this site).

Applicants who receive funding will be required to submit a financial report.

In summary there will be three distinct funding lines:

  • 1 Research Award of 15,000 euro
  • 3 Research Awards of 5,000 euro
  • 8 Ringfenced research awards for early career researchers of 2,500 euro each

Common aspects of all funding lines

Each of the funding awards is output focused.  By this we mean that at the end of the funding period the researcher(s) have a deliverable that is linked to the goals and priorities of GENE.  In order to facilitate this, GENE has provided a short summary of its work and a link to some relevant publications / documents that applicants might explore (see here).

It is suggested that these outputs include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy documents – local, regional, national or transnational
  • Curricular interventions – focused on staff or students at all levels of the educational continuum
  • Academic publications
  • Research interventions
  • Workshops focusing on global education
  • Conferences / seminars

The award strands are designed to allow applicants consider what is practical from their perspective in terms of the size and ambition of their proposed project.

EERA and GENE would suggest however that proposals include some or all of these outputs depending on the size of the award. 

What can be funded?

Fundable are all expenses reasonably linked to the implementation of the agreed project, including e.g. books, publications but no amenities. No costs arising later than 24 December 2021 will be accepted.

Category A Grant – 15,000 €

This award will require those funded to engage in a substantial piece of research that produces original results that can be used to develop general understanding of global education.

The research can take the form of – but is not limited to:

  • Desk based research leading to policy formation

And / Or

  • Desk based research leading to curricular or other intervention
  • Academic publication (submitted)
  • Dissemination activity
  • Extended report for EERA / GENE on potential of research for Global Education including policy interventions and practical recommendations

Category B Grant – 5,000 €

This award will require those funded to engage in a piece of research that produces original results that can be used to develop general understanding of global education.

The research can take the form of – but is not limited to :

  • Desk based research leading to policy formation

OR

  • Desk based research leading to curricular or other intervention
  • Academic publication (submitted)
  • Dissemination activity

Early Career Researcher – 2,500 €

This award is targeted at our emerging researchers and seeks to encourage them to explore the theory and practice of global education in their own research contexts. Researchers will be free to set their own parameters but will be required to produce a research output that includes a focus on global education from the perspective of an early career researcher.

Researchers in this category are free to produce an output  / series of outputs from the list outlined above including:

  • Policy documents – local, regional, national or transnational
  • Curricular interventions – focused on staff or students at all levels of the educational continuum
  • Academic publications
  • Research interventions
  • Workshops focusing on global education
  • Conferences / seminars

Or to develop an alternative.

GENE's Key Issues of Policy Research 2020/2021

  • The theoretical basis of Global Education – philosophical, anthropological, epistemological, sociological, ethical, pedagogical or other philosophy of education perspectives on Global Education 
  • The history of Global Education (local, organisational, national, European, global)
  • Issues of Global Education policy, including analysis of existing organisational, local, regional, national, European or global/UN policies or strategies.  
  • Global Education and policy learning, including inter-ministerial cooperation. 
  • Issues of evaluation - models of evaluation of Global Education, types of evidence, analysis of existing evaluation mechanisms, quality criteria, critique of existing paradigms, etc.  
  • Comparative studies in Global Education.
  • Funding in Global Education.   
  • Global Education: current contexts – studies in the relationship between Global Education and countering right-wing extremism, violent extremism, “post-truth” etc.
  • Global Education mapping of existing terrain and forecasting of potential opportunities – sectors, countries, particular curricula, curricular reform processes, etc.
  • Global Education integration in national curricula – individual or comparative country approaches.
  • Mainstreaming Global Education in initial teacher education – individual or comparative institution or country approaches.
  • Global Education and digitalisation
  • Global Education and particular levels and sectors of Formal Education: including Teacher Education, School leadership, Student Voice, etc.
  • Global Education and Youth - including non-formal youth organisations and informal youth movements.
  • Global Education and Adult Education; Global Education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training.   
  • Global Education and international processes - e.g. GE within OECD DAC Peer Reviews, GE and monitoring or measuring target 4.7 of the SDGs etc.
  • Global Education - particular pedagogies
  • The GE Multilingual Digest 2020 – follow-up studies  

Application Deadline

Submissions deadline: 25 January 2021, midnight
Submit to: gene-award(at)eera.eu

Download application form

Contact

For further questions, please contact gene-award(at)eera.eu

Please note that while GENE uses the term “Global Education”, studies will be considered in all areas under this umbrella that fit the following description:

Education that includes a social justice, human rights and sustainability focus, a local/global perspective or frame of analysis, and uses participatory, inclusive pedagogical processes that are in keeping with the focus and perspective.

Co-funded by the European Union