Group ForumDo you share a specific professional interest with other BAICE members, and would you welcome opportunities to exchange ideas, hold joint activities, and find out who else might be interested? BAICE would like to encourage the development of networks of special interest, and to this end, we are inviting proposals for funding for BAICE Thematic Forums (BTFs).

There is a range of possible ways of defining a forum; it could focus on, for example:

  • a theme of particular interest to research and teaching in comparative and international education, such as globalisation, aid to education, the use of comparisons in policymaking, and teaching related courses;
  • a specific educational theme in comparative and international perspective, such as inclusion of learners with special educational needs, gender and education, or higher education;
  • methodological issues relevant to international and comparative research in education.


Funding is available for up to £1500 per year for each BTF. Each application may be for up to two years of planned activities, with funding for the second year available following a report from the first year. Proposals for one-off activities such as a seminar or planning meeting are also welcome. Acceptable costs include travel, catering, printing and communication costs but do not include payments to participants or organisers for their time.


Applicants must be members of BAICE; participants in BTFs must also be, or become, BAICE members. Applications from students or for student events are welcome. Each BTF should help to promote the aims of BAICE. Reports on activities will be submitted by the applicant(s)/leader(s) and posted on the BAICE website. Payments will be made on the basis of receipts submitted to the BAICE Treasurer, except where there is a particular justification for payment in advance.


  1. Individuals cannot apply for the same grant more than once in a three-year timeframe.
  2. Individuals cannot apply for more than one grant in a given cycle, and if they do, both applications will be considered ineligible.
  3. Individuals cannot be in receipt of more than one grant at any time. 
  4. Grant applicants need to seek approval from their institution as part of their application. This is to ensure they are appropriately supported by their institutions if the funding is offered. A letter of institutional support must be attached with the application.

How to apply

Using the BAICE Thematic Forum Application Form, please enter the required information and submit to ku.ca1670084097.ecia1670084097b@stn1670084097arg1670084097 by midnight on May 1st (this is a rolling annual deadline). If you have queries about BTFs or would like to discuss whether your proposal might be suitable, please contact Dr Nicola Savvides on ku.ca1670084097.htab1670084097@sedi1670084097vvas.1670084097n1670084097.