Practitioner Research Support

Women in conversation at practitioner research conference

Do you have a good research idea but need some support and some thinking time to make it happen?

The Education and Training Foundation is committed to seeking opportunities to give practitioners the time and space to reflect, experiment, apply, and generate their own, evidence in order to improve their and their colleagues’ practice and ultimately outcomes for learners.

We are pleased to demonstrate this by offering opportunities, for another year, to practitioners wishing to undertake a supported action research project during the academic year 2016-17.

Turn your good idea into great practice!

There are two types of opportunity (both programmes will accept applications from any region of England, any type of provider and any type of practitioner role):

  1. The Research Development Fellowship (RDF) Programme which has been running since 2009 and delivered in partnership with the University of Sunderland Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SUNCETT).
  2. The Exploratory Research in maths and English Programme. These opportunities are intended for practitioners who would like the opportunity to further develop their research idea focused on maths and English teaching. This programme will also be delivered in partnership with SUNCETT. It will complement the other opportunities which the Foundation is already providing as part of our commitment to supporting practitioners to confidently teach maths and English both as separate subjects and also as an essential part of vocational teaching.

Applications for the 2016-17 programme are now closed.

Download application forms and guidance notes below:

Watch these videos to hear from those who participated in the 2015-16 programme: