Supporting research

BAICE is committed to supporting research in the field of international and comparative education. It aims to encourage theoretical and methodological innovations leading to knowledge that is relevant to policy and practice in international contexts. Especially, BAICE encourages collaborations between experienced researchers and early career academics which develop new research ideas within the BAICE priority areas. Four main strands of funding are available on a competitive basis. We strongly encourage early career researchers to play a leading role in bidding for these grants.

Please see our Funding pages for more details and how to apply.

Seedcorn grants (up to £5,000): These grants provide funding for pilot research projects and scoping work. This may be achieved through a combination of activities including literature review, mapping exercises, analysis of secondary data sources, and travel and subsistence to meet domestic and international partners. We especially welcome proposals for collaborative, interdisciplinary research development activities aimed at developing research ideas and methodologies with the potential to attract significant external funding from either UK or international research funds.

Building Research Capacity and Network grants (up to £5,000): These grants provide funding for the inception and development of innovative collaborations and new priority research areas aligned with the aims of BAICE. Grants awarded from this fund will support strategic research capacity and collaborative networks, which involve a wider range of activities than seminars.

BAICE Thematic Forum grants (up to £1,500): The purpose of this funding is to support BAICE members to organise collaborative activities with the view of promoting a specific professional interest through exchange of ideas and current work they are doing, or are intending to develop, within the field of international and comparative education. BAICE would like to encourage the development of networks of special interest.

Student Fieldwork Grants (up to £2,500): These grants to are for doctoral researchers in the field of comparative and international education based at UK institutions. They fund overseas fieldwork and cover international economy air tickets, subsistence and reasonable research expenses within the country or countries where data is collected.