The ambition of the Mobilise Grant Funded Trials is to encourage schools to engage in their own research to support evidence-based practice in the classroom. The grants aim to support the writing of quality bids for research projects, to create capacity to undertake these projects in schools, and to help to develop and embed an evidence-informed approach within the education system. Any Lincolnshire school, or group of schools, can apply. The school must show that it has a promising project based on a piece of evidence, or on their own innovative idea. The school must also have done their own initial pilot of the idea that shows some promise to support their application; this must include data with a comparison between an intervention group and a control group. Once the trial is complete, results must be presented on a research poster, shared by the school, and disseminated across the wider county.
"The grants aim to support the writing of quality bids for research projects, to create capacity to undertake these projects in schools, and to help to develop and embed an evidence-informed approach within the education system."
It is anticipated that there will be up to three opportunities to submit bids for funding to support research projects, but the funding will be allocated to successful bids on a first-come-first-served basis; as such it cannot be guaranteed that a third bidding round will take place. As part of the Mobilise Grant-Funded Trials, the Kyra Research School are also offering one-day CPD workshops to prospective applicants, to support the writing of a quality bid. Those who are successful will also benefit from mentoring and support throughout the implementation of their project.
The first workshop and the first application window for the Mobilise Grant-Funded Trials have now ended, but there are two more opportunities to take part in the CPD workshop and to apply for a grant:
Workshop 2: 13.11.18
Workshop 3: 08.03.19
Application windows for bids:
Round 2: 5.11.18 – 7.12.18
Round 3: 25.2.19 – 22.3.19
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