The Athene Trust is offering small scale grants of up to £1000 to assist teachers and other educationalists who wish to engage in systematic action research or curriculum development projects, which promote the cause and/or increases knowledge of art and design education across all sectors and in the community.
The Trust wishes to foster a wide range of enquiry into art and design education to support both the work of teachers in schools, teachers and teacher trainees in higher education and those extending their qualifications through further study.
Recipients of funding may be offered the opportunity to disseminate the outcomes of the project in an article in the NSEAD magazine AD.
All successful applicants will be given a Trust partner who has a particular interest in the focus of the project, and who will maintain contact with the project organiser throughout. They will provide advice and guidance and will report on progress to the Trust.
The application should state the following:
The focus of the curriculum development/research and the prospective gains to the educational community;
The context of the research (i.e. institutions or outside agencies involved if any);
The research strategy/methodology;
The financial budget including the contribution of the researcher, if any other funding sources are involved and a statement of how the contribution from the Athene Trust will be spent.
(Maximum 500 words)
Applications should be made by e mail to the secretary of the Trust Susan Ogier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal enquiries may be made to John Bowden on 07947582012. There will be an on-going funding process but applicants wishing to be considered for the first tranche of funding should make their submission by 1 November 2011. It will not be possible to provide feedback for unsuccessful applicants.