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JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to improve the infrastructure for education and research.

Grant 15/10: JISC infrastructure for education and research programme

JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to improve the infrastructure for education and research in the following areas:

 Strand    DescriptionFunding and Timescale
Identity Management Pilots Early adopter projects whereby institutions use the Identity Management Toolkit to assess and review their identity management processes and policies.


3-6 projects

Feb-Aug 2011

Research Information Management     Projects to expand the community of HE institutions and organisations which are using the CERIF standard.


4-6 projects

Feb-July 2011

 Identifiers     Projects to improve the extent to which identifiers for public websites are planned and managed within institutions.


4-7 projects

Feb-July 2011

Geospatial Projects to increase the use of geospatial tools, infrastructure (data and services) and information for learners, teachers and researchers; to enhance tools and services and related practice as well as identifying future requirements.


8-12 projects

Feb-Oct 2011

Infrastructure for Resource Discovery     Projects implementing the resource discovery taskforce vision by funding institutions to partner with librarians, archives and museums to make open metadata about their collections available in a sustainable way.    


5-6 projects

Feb-July 2011

Activity Data     Projects to explore the exploitation of user activity data in the sector and to identify opportunities for institutions to improve/share services.    


7-10 projects

Feb-July 2011


1 synthesis project

Feb-Sept 2011

Repositories: Take-Up and Embedding Projects to improve institutional services that rely on the repository by enabling take-up of the lessons and benefits from the most successful repository applications, tools and good practice.


6-8 projects

Feb-Dec 2011

Preservation Tools     Projects to test, validate, critique and demonstrate the use of preservation tools in live environments.


3-5 projects

Feb-July 2011

Preservation of Complex Visual Digital Materials and Environments A project to produce a definition and description of the effective preservation of complex visual digital materials and develop recommendations for practice.    


1 project

Feb 11-March 12

Sustaining "At Risk" Online Resources Projects to transition "at risk" resources to new sustainability models to ensure their on-going availability and use and to build up sustainability case studies and practice for others to learn from.


4-10 projects

Feb-July 2011

The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 15 November 2010.  Projects should start from 1 February 2011 for 2-12 months as noted in the table above. 

A briefing paper has been produced to accompany this grant funding call.  Bidders are strongly advised to read the relevant areas of the briefing paper alongside this call document.

Community briefing event

JISC is holding a community briefing event where potential bidders will be given information about the background to the call, its objectives and the bidding process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions of JISC executive staff. This meeting will take place on Monday 11 October 2010, 10:00-16:30 at London House. The morning of the meeting will be devoted to presentations and questions about the various areas of the call.  The afternoon will be devoted to networking and discussion sessions on useful topics for bidders. There will also be an opportunity for one-to-one discussions with JISC programme managers. Members of the community are invited to register for the meeting at . The total number of participants at the briefing event is restricted so institutions should register early.

More information about the briefing day

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Eligibility 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.

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