Round Six 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.

The Framework consists of two separate but complementary schemes: the Researchers in Residence Scheme (RiRS) for schools engaged in existing research, and the Research Bursary Scheme (RBS) for teachers engaged in new research. 

It is anticipated that:

  • the sixth round of the RBS will be launched in late 2022,
  • the sixth round of the RiRS will be launched in early 2023.