Shared Island Application Form

Please provide details of the individual and institution who will assume the role of Administrative lead or Lead Partner for the project.

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1st Partner

2nd Partner

Details of all Partners

Include details of all other partners.

What are the aims of the project ?

(no more than 500 words)
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What are the research questions?

What area(s) of education does the project relate to?

How is this project important in terms of its contribution to its field (empirical/theoretical/practical)?

How does it build on what is already known?

How does the research focus on policy, practice, research or a combination of all three?

What activities will fulfil the project aims?

(no more than 500 words)
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What methods will inform your fieldwork?

Who will be the participants?

What types of analysis are proposed?
(no more than 250 words)

How does the project meet the objectives of the Shared Island SCoTENS research initiative?

In answering this section, applicants should make reference to the specific objectives and parameters of Area 1 (Educational Underachievement) or Area 2 (Teaching and Learning) outlined in the call document.

Key objectives of the Irish Government’s Shared Island initiative are:

To work with all communities and traditions on the island to build consensus around a shared future, underpinned by the Good Friday Agreement;

To support a comprehensive programme of research and foster constructive and inclusive dialogue, engaging all communities and traditions, on a shared island;

To work in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive, through the North South Ministerial Council, and with the British Government to address shared strategic challenges for the island; and,

To enable delivery of all-island infrastructure commitments and new investment and development opportunities, supported by the Shared Island Fund;

The key objectives for this SCoTENS research are:

To explore and harness the potential of the Good Friday Agreement to enhance understanding across communities through education; and to tackle educational underachievement on both parts of the island.

To support action-oriented research to support pedagogical practice and development in curriculum delivery and to address educational disadvantage.

To inform professional and policy development considerations on a shared island basis in these areas.

Applicants should make reference to the specific objectives and parameters of Area 1 (Educational Underachievement) or Area 2 (Teaching and Learning) outlined in the call document.

What are the expected outcomes of the project ?

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How will the outcomes be measured?

How will the outcomes be disseminated?

Are the outcomes likely to be considered appropriate by their users?

How does the educational expert/contributor/partner from outside Ireland and Northern Ireland (if applicable) contribute to the project?

300 words

Who are the intended beneficiaries? What will they gain from the project?

(There may be more than one group.)
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What potential benefits will you / your institutions gain from the project?

What potential benefits will policymakers gain from the project?

Who will benefit in terms of capacity-building? (There may be more than one group.)

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Project Costs

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(of both financial and ‘in kind’ funding)

Verification

Please provide details of the individual and partner institution/organisation that will be responsible for the finances associated with the project:

IN ORDER TO VERIFY THAT THIS APPLICATION HAS THE SUPPORT OF ALL THE PARTICIPATING PARTNER INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS, A LETTER OF APPROVAL FROM ALL PARTNERS’ INSTITUTIONS MUST BE SIGNED BY THE RESPECTIVE HEAD OF SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT/EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND SUBMITTED WITH THIS APPLICATION. THIS MUST INCLUDE A LETTER OF APPROVAL FROM ANY PARTNER INSTITUTION OUTSIDE NORTHERN IRELAND OR IRELAND (WHERE APPROPRIATE).

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Please attach letters signed by EACH PARTNER’S Head of Department/School or equivalent supporting this application. This must include a letter of approval from any partner institution outside Northern Ireland or Ireland (where appropriate).

Partner 1 Verification

If the application is successful, the individual/s named here will be required to agree the Letter of Offer prior to any payment being made.
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