Research Funding

Image of applications and grants foldersThe British Education Studies Association (BESA) will be providing at least one research grant this academic year. The award(s) are up to £1000 per applicant/group to carry out a research project in 2018/2019 that relates to the aims of BESA. The award(s) will also include a funded place at the annual BESA conference to present the findings of the project. The successful candidate will be also required to write a final research report that will be published on the BESA website.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applicants is 23rd November 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Final award announcement: 30th November 2018.


You do not have to be a current BESA member to apply for this research grant but candidates must be affiliated to a British University/Institution

Applications will be judged by a panel of BESA executive members and evaluated against the quality of the proposal.  Successful applications need to be concise and specific, presented in the format required and must include information sufficient to confirm that the project is desirable, viable, realistic achievable and aligned with the interest of BESA.

Application Details

Applicants need to submit responses to the following areas using the template available on the website. The proposal must include the following information:

  • Personal details: including name, address, university and role, telephone number, email address and a short academic autobiography
  • Proposed project information: title and a description of your project, including the research design and how you will accomplish your research questions (up to 1000 words)
  • Ethical considerations for your proposed project (up to 300 words)
  • Information on how the project relates to the aims of BESA (up to 200 words)
  • Intended outcomes, i.e publications (up to 300 words)
  • Breakdown of costings up to £1000.00
  • Proposed project plan for 2018/2019 to deliver the findings at the BESA conference in June

How to Apply

Step 1: Download Application Form
Step 2: Complete the application form in Word and save to your hard drive
Step 3: Log in or register at and submit your completed application form.


For further information, please contact:
Dr David Menendez Alvarez-Hevia (BESA Funded Projects Lead) at