The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for Projects to enhance digital infrastructure to support open content for education. Funding of £200,000 will be available for this project and between 10- 18 projects are likely to be funded.

JISC Grant funding 18/11: OER rapid innovation

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The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) invites institutions to submit funding proposals for Projects to enhance digital infrastructure to support open content for education.

The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 27th January 2012.

Funding is available for projects starting from Monday 19th March 2012 for 4-6 months. All projects must be complete by Friday 19th October 2012 at the latest. Earlier finish dates are very welcome.

These are Rapid Innovation projects. The benefits of this approach are described in “Why Rapid Innovation?” In keeping with the size of the grants and short duration of the projects, the bidding process is lightweight (see the Bid Form) and the reporting process will be blog-based.

Eligibility

Proposals may be submitted by Higher Education (HE) Institutions funded by HEFCE.  FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals demonstrate work that supports the HE in FE agenda. HE and FE institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not eligible to bid but may be involved as partners in proposals led by HE institutions funded by HEFCE or FE institutions in England which meet the criteria outlined above.

Proposals may be from single institutions or consortia unless indicated otherwise in the relevant call. Partnership arrangements may be developed outside the sector (for example with research council sites, publishers, commercial suppliers), but the lead partner must meet the criteria outlined above. Funds can only be allocated through the lead partner.

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