Large Grants

The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. The Society runs an annual Large Grants Scheme to support activities that further these aims.

The Large Grants Scheme comprises three categories:

  1. Doctoral Studentships
  2. Seminar Series Grants
  3. Miscellaneous Grants

We are also delighted to partner in the British Academy Special Funds.

2020/21 Funding Schemes Now Open

We are delighted to announce that the 2020/21 Large Grants Scheme is now open for applications. Full details are available here. The key dates for this year are as follows:

Doctoral Studentships:

  • Applications accepted from: 5th January 2021
  • Deadline for applications: 9th March 2021
  • Results expected: May 2021
  • Tuition fees covered from: October 2021

Seminar Series and Miscellaneous Grants:

  • Applications accepted from: 5th January 2021
  • Deadline for applications: 9th March 2021
  • Results expected: May 2021
  • Activities to take place on or after: May 2021

Further details of the Large Grants Schemes:

British Academy Special Funds

The British Academy has a number of special funds, from which grants are made for particular and restricted purposes. The majority of these funds are administered through the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme. Details of the funding available and how to apply are here. Please note that our collaboration seeks to support projects that are primarily philosophical and that do not themselves comprise empirical research.

Doctoral Studentships 

Doctoral Scholarships contribute towards tuition fees for full-time or part-time students pursuing doctorates in the philosophy of education, normally at UK universities. The society will normally distribute up to £20,000 in total for doctoral support in one year.

Full details available here.

Seminar Series Grant and Miscellaneous Grant 

The Seminar Series Grant offers support of up to £10,000 for the organisation of seminar series in the philosophy of education.

The Miscellaneous Grant offers support of up to £3,000 to support one off seminars, seed corn research meetings, and other qualifying initiatives.

Full details available here.