JISC funding for eassessment

There’s still plenty of time to get bids in for JISC’s current assessment-related circular – the deadline is noon on 1 August.

Two parts of this circular, Calls I and II, directly relate to assessment and offer funding ranging from £45,000 for a six month demonstrator project up to £200,000 for a two year ‘transforming curriculum delivery’ project.  Demonstrator projects will include an additional £15,000 funding available to the original developers of the toolkits with which their project will be working.

JISC have made a breakout room available at next week’s CAA Conference for potential bidders to use for scoping proposals and consortia.  Myles Danson and John Winkley will be available on both days to provide advice and answer questions, and are likely to be found on the JISC stand at the event.

There are several invaluable presentations from last week’s community briefing event which prospective bidders will want to check out, in particular Myles‘s presentation on the demonstrator projects, presentations by Sarah Knight and Lisa Gray on the transforming curriculum delivery call, and Sarah Davies‘s extremely helpful guide to bidding.  John Winkley‘s presentation to our last SIG meeting on various JISC assessment funding activities also provides useful information on both this call and some other imminent ITTs.

Lead institutions must be HE institutions funded by HEFCE or HEFCW, or FE institutions with 400+ FTE HE students; institutions and organisations which do not meet these criteria are welcome to apply as part of a consortium led by an eligible partner.  Please check the full text of the circular for full details.

Update: an updated version of Resources for Writing Successful JISC Bids was posted on the eLearning Focus site as I was writing this post and is definitely worth a look.

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