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ALT Grants

The 2022 Grants Round is Open

The ALT offers a number of grants and award schemes, available to paid-up members. The ALT makes up to £10,000 available for its annual grants and has three different types of grants to support different elements of work undertaken by our members. The first is our research grants scheme which funds research into legal education broadly conceived, the second scheme focuses on innovation in learning and teaching whereas the final focuses on impact and is designed to help legal education researchers maximise the impact of their pedagogic research. All grants use the same application form which can be accessed here.

ALT Research Grant

This grant is designed to support research into all aspects of legal education. The ALT supports research into pedagogical aspects of our work as well as broader questions around the nature of legal education and the public and private lives of law schools. Grants will not normally exceed £3000 for a single project.

ALT Innovation in Teaching Practice Small Grant Scheme

This small grant is designed to fund ideas or projects that relate to innovation in legal education. The ALT welcomes applications from anyone who has an innovative idea to enhance teaching practice. Grants can be used to support the implementation of learning and teaching ideas at your own institution but applications should also make clear how these projects will be evaluated and findings disseminated. These small grants will not normally exceed £750 for a single project

ALT Research Informed Learning Impact Grant Scheme

This small grant is designed to fund projects which help demonstrate the impact of research informed learning and teaching or help increase the impact of learning and teaching projects in this area. These grants will not normally exceed £500 for a single project.

General Criteria and Guidance

  1. Applicants must be Members of the ALT in the year in which the grant is to be awarded
  2. Applicants must be affiliated to a higher or further education institution which must agree to administer any grant awarded
  3. Applications which are not on the correct form or which are incomplete or not submitted by the deadline will not be considered
  4. Applications which exceed the word limits stated in the form will not be considered
  5. Applications are considered by a subcommittee of the ALT’s Executive Committee and any amounts awarded may differ from the amount applied for
  6. Grants will not normally be paid for transcription costs only
  7. Grants will not normally cover conference attendance or activities which are concerned only with dissemination
  8. Successful applicants must supply a short summary of their proposed project for inclusion on the ALT website after the award is made and also a short summary of their findings within 3 months of completing the project
  9. Any guidance in blue in the form below should be deleted
  10. The application should be accompanied by a letter from the institution at which the applicant is based confirming that they are willing to administer the grant
  11. Projects should start after 1st April 2022 and will usually be completed within one calendar year of the award being made.
  12. Applications should be sent by email to the ALT Secretary (Aislinn O’Connell) by the deadline, which is Monday 31st January 2022; 4pm

To apply for any of the grant schemes please use this application form.