Funding Call: Early Childhood Education

The British Academy is inviting proposals from researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop interdisciplinary projects related to early childhood education.

Early childhood is a critical stage of development that forms the foundation for a child’s future learning and well-being. However, more than 250 million children under five years of age in developing countries still do not reach their developmental potential. This programme aims to support projects which generate critical knowledge to inform policy-making in the education and broader learning domain, while recognising the necessary interplay of education with health, nutrition, gender equality and other disciplines and sectors.

Eligibility Requirements
Principal Investigators must be based in the UK, however, equitable international collaboration is strongly expected to be detailed in any application. We particularly encourage the involvement of Co-Applicants from the Global South and expect to see applications which demonstrate fully how researchers from the Global South will be involved as equal partners in the research proposed.

The Principal Investigator and any Co-Applicants must be of postdoctoral or above status, or have equivalent research experience, and hold an established role that will last at least the duration of the grant funded by the British Academy.

All projects must be ODA-eligible. Only proposals which aim to support the economic development and welfare of developing countries will be supported under this call.

Value and Duration
Projects must be 21 months in duration, with a maximum value of £300,000 (and will be offered on a 100% full economic cost basis). All projects must begin on 9 September 2019. 

Application Process
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Flexi-Grant® system. 

The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is 22 May 2019 at 17.00 (UK time).

Contact Details
Please contact or call 020 7969 5220 for further information.

For UEL academics looking to apply to this opportunity you must first discuss with your Director of Research as well as the Research and development support team at

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