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Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET): Notice


The Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET) has been awarded funds to support innovative, technology-based initiatives in teaching. The monies will be used to fund projects from individuals or Departments who wish to collaborate with CARET.

In this final round we invite applications for projects of £25,000 to £40,000 in value. We anticipate funding 3 or 4 projects. The preferred project model will apply the funds to development time from CARET as well as to the contributions from Departments or individuals, but other models will be considered.

It is a requirement of the HEFCE allocation that the monies cannot be spent on IT infrastructure, but rather should be used to support staff or cover the development costs associated with specific projects.

The aim of this funding round will be to support significant new pieces of work leading to innovative developments in teaching with technology. Preference will be given to projects with potential for wide application within the University and perhaps externally. Successful projects will identify and exploit some unique benefit from using technology to support learning and teaching.

The competition selection process will be open and transparent, with submission summaries, proposers' names, and decision criteria published on the CARET website and visible within the .cam domain.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss ideas informally with staff in CARET at an early stage and even outline proposals will be entertained. If required, CARET staff will work with the applicants to help define the scope of the proposed projects, the resources needed, the tangible deliverables, timescales, and the support that can be provided by CARET.

Applications must be submitted by 30 November, but those seeking help in developing their proposals are advised to contact CARET by the first week of November. For full details of the awards see the CARET website (www.caret.cam.ac.uk or e-mail competitions@caret.cam.ac.uk).

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Cambridge University Reporter, 15 October 2003
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