The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has launched a new funding round. EEF targets funding at high-potential projects that are cost effective, have a measurable impact on attainment and can be scaled up to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people aged 3 – 18 in schools and education settings across England.
This Round is open to ideas on a range of topics, however, of particular interest are projects that maintain or improve pupil outcomes while reducing teacher workload. For example, this could include:
- Approaches to marking and assessment that improve the efficiency of the process without decreasing its impact
- Testing models of professional development that effectively influence teacher practice without requiring substantial teacher time
EEF has funded a large number of trials on primary literacy teaching and will only consider new proposals in this area by exception if they would generate significant contributions to the existing evidence base.
Any organisation working in schools and other educational settings i.e. further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses; etc can apply.
No minimum or maximum size of grant is set, however, past EEF grants have ranged from £90,000 to £1.5m. Grant requests should be commensurate with the nature and scale of the project and with the applicant’s organisations capacity to ensure its successful delivery.
Round 15 (Summer 2019) closes on Friday, 28th June 2019.