Find out more about the AMOSSHE Insight call for proposals:
If you've been invited to submit a full project proposal, please submit this no later than 17:00 on Friday 23 February 2018
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For an informal discussion about the project call, please contact John Bloomfield, AMOSSHE Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
AMOSSHE is calling for research projects, innovative activities or learning in Student Services that address any topic of interest to Student Services practitioners. AMOSSHE is especially interested in projects that align to our key strategic themes as an organisation:
Find out more about these strategic themes: AMOSSHE strategy: thematic enablers (PDF 586 KB). We welcome proposals from across the breadth of Student Services practice, but if it fits within the scope of your project, we encourage you to identify in your proposal how the project links to one or more of our strategic themes.
Your project may involve primary or secondary research methodologies, or a mixture of both. You may propose surveys (with accompanying analysis) and literature reviews. Successful projects will be sound in their methodology and evidence base, and will also be of immediate practical use to the wider sector. These requirements will be reflected in the criteria the project steering group uses to evaluate and prioritise proposals.
Projects should aim to create tangible outputs as well as a research report. These may include documented interventions that are replicable elsewhere, research tools and instruments or case studies.
AMOSSHE particularly encourages proposals that are co-created with students.
You can’t apply for retrospective funding for work that has already been completed.
You can apply for up to £3,500 for your project, with the possibility of extending the total to £5,000 per project based on the length and quality of the project outcomes. This will be at the discretion of the project steering group, and will only be available to projects that demonstrate measurable added value to AMOSSHE members.
Payment of the funding grant may be phased over the course of longer projects.
If the cost of your project exceeds the £3,500 / £5,000 maximum allowance you can still submit your proposal, but you must demonstrate match funding from your institution to cover the remaining cost.
You can apply for AMOSSHE Insight funding if you are a named AMOSSHE member as part of a UK education provider organisation membership. You must have the support of a senior sponsor within your organisation to apply.
AMOSSHE Insight funding is not available for members in these membership categories: non-profit, corporate, individual, student. Find out more about membership benefits for each category here: What are the benefits of AMOSSHE membership?
The project steering group who will evaluate the project proposals, will consist of:
If your project is selected for AMOSSHE Insight funding, a member of the AMOSSHE Executive Committee will work with you as a project mentor, to help guide your project and ensure that its outputs are relevant to and useful for AMOSSHE members and the aims of this call for proposals.
By accepting funding for your project you agree to:
Intellectual property rights remain with the project team, who will be clearly acknowledged. However, the project outcomes should be made freely available for wider use within the sector, and AMOSSHE reserves the right to publicise the project and publish any of its outputs.
AMOSSHE will promote the project findings by distributing materials to members through its communication channels. Project reports, outputs and outcomes will be published in the public area of the AMOSSHE website and will also be made available to selected external organisations.
You may be invited to share your project findings at an AMOSSHE event. Please be aware that travel, subsistence, conference / event attendance fees and other associated costs will not be funded as part of the project allocation.
Project teams are not required to attend or present at national conference. However, depending on the timescale and duration of your project, the conference might be a good way of utilising the membership to feedback and develop the project as part of the development, so you may want to consider this. For projects that are nearing completion around the time of the national conference, project teams should provide a short summary of their progress for distribution to delegates.
If you intend to submit a project proposal, please write a 200 word summary of the project aims and how it relates to any of AMOSSHE's strategic themes.
Email your summary to email@example.com by 17:00 on Friday 15 December 2017.
You don't need to submit anything else at this stage. The project steering group will shortlist the summaries and invite selected project teams to submit a full project proposal.
If you're invited to submit a full project proposal, AMOSSHE will send you a proposal form. To complete the form you should organise your full project proposal to include the following:
You must provide enough information to enable the project steering group to make informed decisions about what you’re proposing, how the work will be managed and what outcomes you expect. Due to time constraints, the group will not have an opportunity to come back to you for clarification on any points. You must write your proposal so that anyone with a broad understanding of Student Services can understand it, and you must indicate the wider relevance of the work.
Submit your full project proposal by 17:00 on Friday 23 February 2018.
Please submit your stage one project proposal electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on Friday 15 December 2017. AMOSSHE will tell you the outcome of your proposal in the week commencing Monday 15 January 2018.
When submitting your proposal you can suggest a timescale that accurately reflects the needs of the project. AMOSSHE requires all projects to be completed by 30 August 2019 at the latest. Please ensure that you fully detail your project timescale and major milestones when submitting your full proposal form, so that the project steering group can understand the reasoning for the duration of the project and how this relates to the outcomes of the project.
Here's the full timeline for the 2017/18 AMOSSHE Insight programme:
In order to support AMOSSHE Insight into the future, AMOSSHE may seek to engage sponsorship from third parties for individual projects and/or AMOSSHE Insight as a whole. AMOSSHE will work with project teams and sponsors according to these guidelines: