Deadline 22 November, online event 28 October
RISE is issuing an open call for organisations to apply for a small grant to conduct a pilot project using the RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework.
The RISE Education Systems Framework provides the scaffolding for considering the key elements of an education system, the relationships between them, and the ways in which these relationships operate to produce the system’s functions. RISE is looking for organisations to use this framework to diagnose areas of coherence or incoherence in alignment for learning outcomes in their local context. By conducting these pilots, RISE hopes to learn more about how the Framework can be usefully adapted across various contexts, partners, and counterparts to support the greater alignment for learning in education systems. A small grant is available for successful applicants.
For the pilot projects, RISE is looking to collaborate with organisations that can draw on an existing relationship with a counterpart(s) (government, local authority, civil society, etc.) and draw from previous experience of thinking at a systems level in the education sector. Teams will be expected to have senior researchers, qualitative researchers, project managers, and administrative support to work with the core RISE team to deliver this project over the course of six months. The total grant amount will be between £66,000 and £82,000 depending on the number of successful applicants. Note that half of this amount is designated for fees and for expenses.
Interested applicants can join us online on 28 October 2021 (time TBD) to learn more about the Framework, grant, and application process. Further information and a recording of the online event will be available on this page in the coming weeks.
How to apply
To apply for the RISE Education Systems Diagnostic Framework Pilot Project, please review the project documentation listed below.
Successful candidates will demonstrate their ability to execute the pilot and the ways in which the results of the pilot will be practically useful, preferably to the grantee’s counterpart(s), but potentially also to the grantee itself. Possible counterparts include government ministries, education authorities, education organisations outside of government, civil society groups, communities of frontline providers, or service recipients.
- 11 October 2021: Application platform opens
- 28 October 2021 (time TBC): Online event (project overview and Q&A)
- Submit clarification questions to: RISEsmallgrants@gmail.com
- 22 November 2021: Application platform closes
- 22 November 2021 – 28 Jan 2022: Award and contract negotiations
We anticipate successful applicants will begin their contracts at the beginning of February 2022 to account for reduced capacity over the holiday period. However, this may be brought forward by up to 2 weeks depending on the individual organisation.
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