We fund high quality research which advances knowledge and understanding of Froebelian philosophy, principles and approaches in early childhood education and care.

We are not accepting applications for this grant programme at the moment. Please check back in Spring 2024.

The Froebel Trust Open Call Research Grants scheme is designed to provide funding for individual researchers or collaborative research partnerships and networks to develop innovative studies.

Examples of previous Froebel Trust funded research

Take a look at our research library to see all the research projects we have funded in the past and those which are in progress. Including:

In 2022 we offered two types of Open Call Research Grants:

  1. Seed corn grants up to £5,000
  2. Larger grants for researchers who have an established research reputation from a track record of high quality studies, research outputs and impact. Budgets were in the region of £20,000 to £50,000.

Key information/ downloads for applicants

Guidance for applicants 2022

Frequently asked questions about the Open Call Research Grant scheme

Froebel Trust Statement on Expectations of Ethical Practice in Research

The standard Froebel Trust Grant Offer - and Terms and Conditions

The referencing style to be used by grant holders in their reports

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