Round Five of the John Coolahan Research Support Framework

The Framework offers support to teachers and others in using existing research to inform their practice, or in carrying out new research, either in collaboration with others or independently. The Framework is a key element 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.

In 2021 the Teaching Council undertook a review of the Framework to ensure it continues to meet its objectives. On foot of that review, the Framework has now been redesigned as two separate but complementary schemes: the Researchers in Residence Scheme (RiRS) for schools, which will launch in early 2022, and the Research Bursary Scheme (RBS)

Under the fifth round of the John Coolahan Research Support Framework, the Research Bursary Scheme (RBS) launched on 23 September 2021. The closing date to apply for support under this scheme was 3pm on Thursday 4 November. Late applications will not be considered.