“The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a call for proposals to produce insights into policy areas of interest to the Department and to promote the use of the relevant datasets.”
“The UK has world-leading data resources for social and economic research, which provide a huge opportunity to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society. This call is for proposals based on the following key areas:
- teacher quality/subject specialism and the link to social mobility; what works in the recruitment and retention of teachers and leaders
- social mobility: regional differences in early years, school choice and Higher Education attainment
- the gender pay gap (GPG): using household level data to understand within the household GPG; how does the time from birth to return to work vary across the income distribution? Within households that have a child and a parent returns to work, is gender or pay level the biggest determinant of which parent returns?
- further education: choice, quality, what works?”
“Proposals have an overall limit of up to £200,000 for projects of up to 18 months in duration. Up to two projects will be funded. This call for proposals is part of the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and the proposed projects should use secondary data resources. Due to the call call requiring work on specific thematic areas related to education, as well as DfE’s aim to promote their own data resources, there is no requirement to use ESRC-funded data resources of infrastructure.”
The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017.
[Source UK Data Service news: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/newsitem/?id=4877 ]