The EMC has seedcorn funding available for a project or projects which seek to understand, develop or disseminate best practice or innovation in History teaching and learning. Initially, we envisage three types of project:
(i) teaching-related networks and workshops, whether of teaching staff or postgraduate tutors;
(ii) student engagement initiatives;
(iii) pedagogical research.
However, the Steering Group will consider any application that meets the criteria set out below.
- Be inclusive and network-based, involving participants from more than one institution in the region
- Take no more than 12 months to complete (with some flexibility to accommodate any Covid-related disruption to the project)
- Cost the EMC no more than £1000 (partial funding of larger projects possible, smaller bids welcomed)
- Produce an end-of-project report within one month of the project’s completion, which can be disseminated via the EMC’s website
- Where appropriate, projects may be asked as part of the feedback from the Committee to produce a relevant resource(s) for dissemination
The EMC will select projects for seedcorn funding which:
- Advance understanding of pedagogical principles in History teaching and learning at undergraduate level or above
- Address a pressing issue or problem, or promise significant innovation
- Encourage the building of networks across EMC institutions
- Demonstrate potential benefit to all EMC’s constituent organisations, large and small
- Are likely to benefit students directly
- Identify specific and measurable outcomes
- Are well planned and clearly costed
Applications should be presented on 1-2 pages of A4, and include:
- Description of the project (rationale, participants, aims and objectives, intended outcomes)
- Outputs and dissemination plan (timeline, milestones, specific publications, events or activities)
- Costings (e.g. travel, catering, technical support, hiring of student research assistance)
- A statement explaining how the project meets the principles and criteria above
Applications should be submitted to the Steering Committee of the EMC c/o Sarah Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joe Merton (email@example.com). Informal enquiries regarding a proposed application can also be submitted to the Committee, who will be happy to discuss ideas in more detail.
The application deadlines for 2020-21 are:
- Wednesday 3 March 2021
- Wednesday 2 June 2021
Applicants will receive a reply within five weeks of these deadlines. If necessary, applicants should be prepared to revise their applications on receipt of feedback from the Committee.