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Research

Brisbane Catholic Education supports research that aligns with our mission, vision and strategy. We welcome research applications that have the potential to contribute to evidence-based learning and teaching and to a greater understanding of educational issues and outcomes.​


Announcement: Brisbane Catholic Education's Small Research Grants application round is now open. 

Funding of up to $10,000 per project is available to fund innovative research projects that have the potential to improve student outcomes and the quality of life in Brisbane Catholic Education's community of 139 schools across the Archdiocese of Brisbane.

For more information download the guidelines and application form​

Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 15 January 2018.



Research priorities

Our priority research themes comprise critical areas of relevance to the organisation, which include:

  • Catholic Identity
  • Quality and Innovative Learning and Teaching
  • Sustainable Futures and BCE in the 21st Century
  • Inclusive and Holistic Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting
  • Leadership and Capability
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement

 

Read more about our research priorities and guide research questions.

 

Research programs

Brisbane Catholic Education operates three research programs:

 

Research grants

The purpose of the BCE Research Grants Program is to provide seed funding that would be attractive to both early career and experienced researchers in conducting research to address the ‘clinical lab to classroom’ gap and produce ‘translational outcomes’ for BCE and the education sector. The grants also aim to encourage beginning researchers, mentored by experienced colleagues, to undertake innovative projects.

 

Collaborative research partnerships

Brisbane Catholic Education encourages strategic collaborative research partnerships within and outside of the organisation. These partnerships may be initiated by Brisbane Catholic Education or by any prospective partner(s).

Examples of collaborative research partnerships include:

  • Government partnership
  • Sector partnership
  • Academic partnership
  • Industry partnership
  • Combination of any of the above

 

Research in schools and offices - general research (Ethics Application)

Although participation in research is at the discretion of principals or managers, no research applications are to be made directly to schools or any BCE offices. Research applications are coordinated centrally by the Brisbane Catholic Education Research Committee Secretariat.

 

Guidelines for researchers

Research applications are assessed by the BCE Research Committee and must be approved before research in schools and/or BCE offices can proceed.

It is important for researchers to familiarise themselves with the relevant guideline before submitting an application:

 

Applications and forms

Instructions: Save the required form to your desktop and open with Adobe Acrobat. Contact the Research Committee Secretariat if you have any questions.

 

Submission dates

Research applications must be submitted to Brisbane Catholic Education’s Research Committee for consideration according to the following 2017 schedule:

BCE Research Committee Meeting

Research application deadlines

13 February

On or before 6 February

13 March

On or before 6 March

10 April

On or before 3 April

8 May

On or before 1 May

12 June

On or before 5 June

10 July

On or before 3 July

14 August

On or before 7 August

18 September

On or before 11 September

9 October

On or before 2 October

13 November

On or before 6 November

 

Further information

If you have questions about research at Brisbane Catholic Education, or require assistance to complete an application, please email our Research Committee Secretariat.

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243 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park Q 4102

GPO Box 1201 Brisbane 4001 Australia

Phone: (07) 3033 7000

Fax: (07) 3844 5101