The RBS offers support to teachers in carrying out new research that demonstrates significant capacity for shared learning and supports enhanced practice. The John Coolahan Research Support Framework, of which the Research Bursary Scheme is a part, is a key element of the Council’s CROÍ Research Series (Collaboration and Research for Ongoing Innovation) which places a strong emphasis on research activities which strengthen the links between research, policy and practice, and on collaboration among teachers, and between teachers and other stakeholders in education.
Applications must demonstrate capacity to contribute to research, policy and practice in relation to one or more of the six learning areas of Cosán, The National Framework for Teachers’ Learning:
- Leading Learning
- Literacy & Numeracy
- Supporting Teachers’ Learning