CESI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Bianca Ní Ghrógáin Memorial Award sponsored by the Irish Research Council (IRC). Bianca, formerly an inspirational teacher at Griffeen Valley Educate Together Primary School and IRC Phd scholar at Dublin City University, was an invaluable and highly regarded member of the CESI National Executive, before her untimely death in 2015 following a short illness.
The award has two components: teaching and research. Each component is valued at 500 euros. Applicants may apply under the teaching or research strand but not both.
The teaching prize of 500 euros will be awarded to an innovative classroom or school based technology project. To be eligible to apply you must currently be a registered school teacher.
Applicants for the research prize must also be registered teachers currently enrolled on either a Masters or Doctoral programme, or candidates who have graduated from such programmes within the last 18 months. Your research must have a curriculum/subject relevant teaching and learning focus or a focus on whole school improvement. Eligible criteria for utilising the award include survey design, analysis, and assistance with publication of findings including conference presentation travel.
It is a condition of the award that each recipient will present his/her project or research findings at the CESI Conference in 2018. CESI reserves the right not to proceed with making an award under either strand if proposals received are not of a required standard. Members of the CESI national executive are not eligible to apply.
The online application form can be accessed at this link. The deadline for submissions is 2nd December 2016. Only electronic applications submitted via this online form will be accepted. Winners will be announced at the CESI Conference on 4th March 2017.