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Student Funding

funding with IATL

IATL is committed to support students becoming confident researchers and producers

We offer two exciting funding streams for research and performance projects

IATL Student Research Grants

Overview

IATL Student Research Grants enable the development of student-led, original research that is innovative and unique. They are available to undergraduate students and taught Masters students only. There are three funding tiers:

If you have an idea, but need some funding to support it you can apply at this level. Research can be in any discipline and doesn’t need to take the form of a written paper – we have funded films, workshops, hikes and events. It just needs to address at least one of IATL’s areas of practice.

If you have an idea that you want to work on with a friend, community group or staff member or any other person or group, then you can apply for funding at this level. You need to be able to demonstrate that the collaboration is genuine. Ask yourself why each person or group is involved in the project – what will they bring?

If you have a project you want to pursue, but it requires international travel or will have an international impact then this funding stream is for you. You need to clearly articulate the international impact of your project or why international travel is necessary (i.e. why are you visiting another country and could the research be done using platforms like skype or live streaming instead of travel).

If you are unsure which funding stream is most relevant for your project, please contact us at iatl@warwick.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

Midnight on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Applications not yet open.

We will be trialling a rolling deadline from January to March 2019. This means you can submit an application at any time during Spring term and funding decisions will be made within four weeks of receiving an application.

Prerequisites

The core business of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is to create innovative and collaborative education in interdisciplinary and international environments. It's five areas of strategic practice are:

  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Student Research
  • International Learning
  • Disciplinary Innovation
  • Emerging Practices in Higher Education

- Your application should specify the ways in which you will address some or all of these strategic areas.

- You should explain how the outcomes of your project will be disseminated within and beyond your department.

- All projects require an academic mentor


Assessment Criteria

Each application received will be considered by an assessment panel made up of staff and students from across the university.

We will assess applications using the following criteria:

Timescale:Is a detailed and realistic description of activity over the course of the project offered, with project 'milestones' noted, such as the planned dates of key events, travel, performances, and/or workshops?

Aims, Approaches and Activities: Are these clear and realistic? Is the design and method appropriate to the aims? Are research questions (if any) clearly framed? Are the planned activities detailed, including mention of other people to be involved? Is the project grounded in any of the existing relevant literature?

Outcomes and Dissemination: Are project outcomes clear? How will the project outcomes and insights be shared within and beyond the university community? Internal and external workshops, conference presentations, web-resources, publications?

Budget: Is a realistic and fully-costed budget provided?

Compatibility with IATL aims: Does the project address one or more of IATL’s strategic areas of practice?

Project Report

Each successful funding bid will be given a webpage on the IATL website, with an abstract and photo and any other resources you have created or would like to share, as well as your final report.

All IATL funding recipients will need to submit a final report on completion of their project. This can take the form of a written report (1500-2000 words), or something creative, such as a film, podcast, blog, or reflective journal. It must explain the research undertaken and reflect upon the results and their implications.

You may apply for up to £1000 for your project (depending on the type of project). Please note that any projects funded cannot be submitted for credit or assessment.

Delivery of Funding

If your project is approved for funding, you will be paid 80 per cent of the total amount awarded and the remaining funds will be released on receipt of a satisfactory final report and statement of expenditure (fully supported by receipts). We reserve the right to reclaim any funds which remain unspent at the end of the project. It can take up to two months from when you are told your project has been funded until you receive the initial payment.

Management of Funding

Grants may be used for the following:
  • Costs associated with any travel which will be required for the project;
  • Attendance at academic conferences relevant to the project;
  • Costs associated with dissemination activities, e.g. printing, postage.
Grants may not normally be used for:
  • Normal costs associated with writing a dissertation;
  • Internships or work experience;
  • Payment for time spent on the project (you cannot pay yourself or an expert to work on your project, but you could for example use the funding for small payments to study subjects)

Research resources

Have a look at the Student Research Hub to find resources and support on researching as a student.

Equipment

IATL has a number of cameras and video cameras that you can borrow to help you to document your research. You will gain access to booking these once your project has been approved

IATL Student Performance Grants

Overview

This funding stream is available for any performance project, and most performance pieces developed and produced on campus would be expected to apply for £250 or less.

Medium performance grants are designed for taking Warwick productions to UK-based festivals (such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the National Student Drama Festival). Developing and producing performance projects on campus that have large copyright expenses could also make a case for this stream of funding.

Performance projects that involve a significant element of collaboration with external groups (such as outreach to local communities or joint projects with other universities) would be considered large performance projects, as would taking a Warwick production to an international (overseas) festival.

If you are unsure which funding stream is most relevant for your project, please contact us at iatl@warwick.ac.uk

Deadline for applications:

Midnight on Wednesday 5 December 2018. Applications not yet open.

We will be trialling a rolling deadline from January to March 2019. This means you can submit an application at any time during term and funding decisions will be made within four weeks of receiving an application.

Prerequisites

The core business of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) is to create innovative and collaborative education in interdisciplinary and international environments. It's five areas of strategic practice are:

  • Interdisciplinary Education
  • Student Research
  • International Learning
  • Disciplinary Innovation
  • Emerging Practices in Higher Education

- Your application should specify the ways in which you will address some or all of these strategic areas.

- You should explain how the outcomes of your project will be disseminated within and beyond your department.

- All projects require an academic mentor


Assessment Criteria

Each application received will be considered by an assessment panel made up of staff and students from across the university.

We will assess applications using the following criteria:

Timescale: Is a detailed and realistic description of activity over the course of the project offered, with project 'milestones' noted, such as the planned dates of key events, travel, performances, and/or workshops?

Aims, Approaches and Activities:Are these clear and realistic? Is the design and method appropriate to the aims? Are research questions (if any) clearly framed? Are the planned activities detailed, including mention of other people to be involved? Is the project grounded in any of the existing relevant literature?

Outcomes and Dissemination: Are project outcomes clear? How will the project outcomes and insights be shared within and beyond the university community? Will the performance create any resources for other students or performance groups?

Budget: Is a realistic and fully-costed budget provided?

Compatability with IATL aims: Does the project address one or more of IATL’s strategic areas of practice?

Project Report

Each successful funding bid will be given a webpage on the IATL website, with an abstract and photo and any other resources you have created or would like to share, as well as your final report.

All IATL funding recipients will need to submit a final report on completion of their project. This can take the form of a written report (1500-2000 words), or something creative, such as a film, podcast, blog, or reflective journal. It must explain the research undertaken and reflect upon the results and their implications.

You may apply for up to £1000 for your project (depending on the type of performance). Please note that any projects funded cannot be submitted for credit or assessment.

Delivery of Funding

If your project is approved for funding, you will be paid 80 per cent of the total amount awarded and the remaining funds will be released on receipt of a satisfactory final report and statement of expenditure (fully supported by receipts). We reserve the right to reclaim any funds which remain unspent at the end of the project. It can take up to two months from when you are told your project has been funded until you receive the initial payment.

Management of Funding

Grants may be used for the following:
  • Creating a public performance (theatre piece, film screening, art installation, etc.);
  • Developing a script through workshops and rehearsed readings;
  • Costs associated with the production of the performance (such as props, sets, costumes, copyright, travel and publicity)
  • IATL Humanities Studio Technician (who will provide some basic support for performances in the Humanities Studio as required)
Grants may not normally be used for:
  • Tickets;
  • Internships or work experience;
  • Payment for time spent on the project;

Space to learn

Priority booking and access IATL spaces (Humanities Studio and The CAPITAL Rehearsal Room) for rehearsals and performances is provided for all performance projects based on campus, based on availability.

Technical Support

All performances that require use of theatre lighting or staging blocks will need to be fully risk assessed and supported by IATL's Freelance Theatre Technician. All costs associated with this work (charged at an hourly rate) will need to be factored into your overall budget. Please contact us at IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk for rates and further information.

Equipment

IATL has a number of cameras and video cameras that you can borrow to help you to document your research. You will gain access to booking these once your project has been approved