HEA Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarship Scheme, 2014

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The Higher Education Academy offers international scholarship scheme. The programme is open to applications from practicing academics in UK HE providers that subscribe to the HEA.  The scheme supports individuals in the sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK for 3 to 6 months. The International Scholarship Scheme benefits the UK Higher Education sector by exploring interesting, challenging and innovative international learning and teaching practice and policy ideas and examining the possibility of their implementation within the UK. The application deadline is 20 January 2014.. The International Scholarship Scheme benefits the UK Higher Education sector by exploring interesting, challenging and innovative international learning and teaching practice and policy ideas, and examining the possibility of their implementation within the UK..  The scheme supports individuals in the sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK for 3 to 6 months (spread over a period of up to one year).
The research areas of this scholarship are: The focus for our forthcoming call is for International Scholarships to explore: Innovative examples of international teaching excellence and Innovative policies describing funding models within HE and their impact on the student learning Experience.
Who can apply to this scholarship? The programme is open to applications from practicing academics in UK HE providers that subscribe to the HEA.
· The award of the International Scholarship to an HEI will be the responsibility of the HEA.
· The HEI scholar should have a successful track record in the relevant area demonstrated through publications and other disseminated work.
· The scholar will provide a series of report to the HEA outlining their progress.
· The HEI will be required to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the International Scholarship Programme. These Terms follow standard HEA Terms for receipt of Grant funds and are not able to be amended.
· An HEI Letter of Support is required as part of the application package to indicate the HEIs ability to meet these requirements, and to confirm any match funding that is noted on the application form.
Benefits of the scholarship:  -Applicants may request a maximum of £20,000. -The application form requires applicants to provide a full breakdown of all costs, including support in kind and any match funding. Matched funding from other organisations (particularly overseas host institions) is encouraged. Funding may be requested for the following components: -International travel -Accommodation and living expenses -Fees to be paid to organisations overseas -Release of time from teaching, research or administrative duties -Administrative support costs -Materials (e.g. production of poster) -Impact evaluation -Attendance at dissemination events -Any additional costs, such as full economic costing will be covered by the HEI. The funding is fixed once the application has been submitted. There are no supplementary allowances. -NB: The HEA cannot fund: normal cost of course delivery, FeC/overheads, contingency funds. These items, if required, would need to be provided as part of your institution’s match funding. Equipment requests would need to be essential to the running of the project and not routinely available for use e.g. laptops, PCs. -We will not fund applications where the focus is to attend an international conference or to conduct research or fieldwork overseas. We are not able to fund reciprocal visits of overeas academics to the UK.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The time period for study abroad will be a minimum period of 3 months to a maximum of 6 months (spread over a period of up to one year).
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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