Large Grants

The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education. The Society welcomes applications for grants to support activities that further these aims.

In particular, the Society seeks to support:

  • high quality research with a substantial philosophical component and with educational relevance;
  • advanced scholarship and study in philosophy of education producing books, articles, podcasts etc;
  • seminars, meetings and other activities aimed at the sharing, application and further development of scholarly work in the philosophy of education;
  • projects which link philosophy of education directly with areas of policy and practice including teacher education;
  • early and mid-career academics to produce publications and lead high-profile seminars;
  • projects which link philosophy of education directly with other areas of educational research in the social sciences and humanities

The Large Grants Scheme is comprises four categories:

    1. Doctoral Studentships
    2. Staff-Led Doctoral Studentships
    3. Seminar Series Grants
    4. Miscellaneous Grants

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

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.

Staff-Led Doctoral Studentships

Staff-led doctoral studentships are intended to cover tuition fees at the home student rate (or contribute to tuition fees at the international student rate) for a PhD in philosophy of education at a UK university. The society will normally cover the home student tuition fee for three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study.

Full details available here.

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

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

Full details available here.

Miscellaneous Grant 

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.