BERA BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant

The British Curriculum Forum (BCF) and BERA launched a new grant for schools’ and colleges’ led research with a focus on curriculum inquiry and investigation in 2016. The grant is worth up to £5,000 in total.

This prize, awarded bi-annually, acknowledges the importance of schools and colleges (post compulsory and compulsory) led research with a focus on the above.

It is a legacy of the British Curriculum Foundation, which was fully incorporated into BERA in 2013 but remains as the British Curriculum Forum.

The BERA-BCF Curriculum Investigation Grant is for BERA members who are based within schools and colleges.

The grant is designed to support collaborative projects which commit to the following:

  • Identify an issue impacting on the development of an aspect of the curriculum in their school/college;
  • Design, implement and evaluate a response to the issue identified;
  • Support colleagues in working collaboratively;
  • Disseminate the processes and outcomes of the inquiry/investigation within the school/college;
  • Develop a strategy to sustain curriculum investigation/inquiry within the school/college.


Following a highly competitive call for applications, the BCF are pleased to confirm that Dr Vladlena Benson’s collaborative project entitled: Integrating Digital Competencies into Preparing Young BME and FEMALE Entrepreneurs has won the grant for 2016-17. BERA and the BCF warmly congratulate the project lead and colleagues.