Research Support Framework

The closing date for the fourth round of the John Coolahan Research Support Framework has now passed. The fourth round of the framework was launched on 2 June 2020 and applications were accepted until 3pm on Thursday 16 July. Late applications will not be considered.  

The Framework offers support to teachers and others conducting new research, or sharing, synthesising or applying existing research in their practice, either independently or in collaboration with others. The Framework forms a key part 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. 

33 projects were awarded funding under the first round of the framework in 2017, 18 projects were awarded funding under the second round in 2018 and 24 projects were awarded funding in 2019. Further information on previous rounds of the framework is available below.