The Academy of Finland, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), the Research Council of Norway, the Swedish Research Council, and NordForsk are issuing this call to strengthen research cooperation by funding joint research projects in the field of education.
The objective of this call is to broadly
explore the many and various research questions related to inclusive
education with a focus as described below. This is a highly topical
theme which calls for approaches from a variety of perspectives and
educational science disciplines, and which will facilitate, encourage
and require multidisciplinary research. By bringing together excellent
scholars and research-oriented practitioners from the participating
countries, the joint research projects will stimulate innovative
research in transnational cooperation with benefits for policy and
practice in the field, and promote international collaboration in the
research field of inclusive education.
should focus on inclusion in primary and pre-primary education.
Pre-primary education (International Standard Classification of
Education level 0 [ISCED 0]) is defined as the initial stage of
organised instruction, designed primarily to introduce very young children to a school-type environment,
that is, to provide a bridge between home and a school-based
atmosphere. ISCED level 0 programmes should be centre or school-based,
be designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of children
of at least three years of age, and have staff that are adequately
trained (i.e., qualified) to provide an educational programme for
children (OECD, 2002, p. 372).
The total funding requested per proposal
must be at least EUR 500 000 and must not exceed EUR 750 000 across all
participating partners. The funding available for this transnational
call is EUR 2.25 million and the aim is to fund a minimum of three
projects, subject to quality.
Applicants should apply for funding for 36 months, from 1 January .2018 to 31 December 2020.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply using NordForsk application portal via given website.
Note: The applicants from The Netherlands must comply with the eligibility procedures set out
by NRO. Any queries regarding eligibility funding rules should be
directed to NRO. The funding agencies reserve the right to reject
applications in which any of the applicants fail to comply with the
relevant eligibility criteria.
Eligible Countries: Finland, Denmark, Iceland, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden
For more information, please visit NordForsk Call for Proposals.