The third circular for proposals under Jisc’s capital programme is issued today and includes seven calls in the areas of e-Learning, e-Infrastructure, and Repositories and Preservation, as well as a cross-programme call. The calls total £5.3m worth of funding for development across higher and further education in England and Wales.
Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE and HEFCW, and by FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs. However, HE institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland should note that SFC and DEL are contributing to the programme area on institutional exemplars so that in this particular case HEIs in Scotland and Northern Ireland are eligible to bid for this strand. HE institutions in Scotland and Northern Ireland can be project partners in the other areas within the call but are only eligible to lead a bid in the institutional exemplars area.
The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon on Thursday 21 June 2007. Funding is available for projects starting in September/October 2007 for up to 18 months depending on the area of work. All projects must be complete by the end of March 2009. The full version of the circular describes the funding available in each area and can be found at: Circular
A briefing event will be held in Birmingham on Wednesday 9 May 2007 to provide a forum for discussion of the call and its subject matter. Institutions will need to register to attend this free event, using the form available at: Briefing Day
This third circular follows the announcement of around £15m worth of funding through the second circular issued last October.