Tuesday, 5 October 2010

JISC calls eContent programme

JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to be funded as part of its e-content programme for 2011. Funding of up to £840,000 is available within two strands:

Strand A - Enriching via Collaboration Using collaboration to cluster, repackage and re-present existing digital content. Total funding available £400,000. Up to 5 projects will be funded. Maximum funding for any one project is £100,000

Strand B - Developing Community Content To develop new content and communities for educational and social purposes. Total funding available £440,000. Up to 6 projects will be funded. Maximum funding for any one project is £100,000.

The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 10 December 2010. Projects should start by 1 March 2011 and may run for up to 7 months. All projects must be complete by 30 September 2011.

JISC is hosting an event to give delegates more information about the call, and also give the opportunity for networking to take place. More information on the event, which takes place in London on 28 October 2010, is available from http://bit.ly/boeSzm.

Proposals may be submitted by HE institutions funded via HEFCE, SFC, HEFCW and DEL Northern Ireland, and by FE institutions funded via SFC, DCELLS Wales and DEL Northern Ireland. FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals demonstrate how the work supports the HE in FE agenda.

Further information can be found at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2010/09/grant1110.aspx

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