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The Research Further programme is open for applications

23 February 2023

We are delighted to invite applications from college staff to our Research Further programme.

Research Further supports practitioners in FE to carry out Masters or doctorate level study in key areas of interest – including embedding EDI, digital and AI, what works in specific subjects or with specific cohorts, teaching and learning, adult education, and tackling inequalities.

The programme offers tuition fee support of up to £4,000 a year to a total of £12,000, and qualifications can be pursued at a university of the scholars’ choosing. Researchers already enrolled on a Masters or doctorate programme will be considered, as will those without a set qualification in mind.

The research and thought leadership produced will help fill evidence gaps in FE, support professionalism and influence further education policy and practice.

If you are interested in becoming a Research Further scholar, you will find further details, as well as the terms of applicants and the application form on the Research Further website. You need to be a member of staff at an AoC member college and be able to submit a letter of support from your college leadership.

Applications close at noon on 24 March 2023.

You can find out more and apply here.