Research grants worth £1,500 available

The AJE is pleased to offer up to three annual research grants of at least £1,500 to its members. The grants are designed to assist AJE members develop a research project for publication. Applications from those new to HE or early career researchers are particularly welcome.

The terms of the grant are that it should be used by an AJE member (or up to four members working as a team) to cover the cost of travel, accommodation and other research costs such as data processing, purchasing data or translations of data in pursuit of a research project.

The grant could even be used to buy out teaching time.

The research project must fulfil at least one of the objects of the AJE constitution, which are:

  1. to uphold the highest standards in the teaching of journalism in higher education (this would include advancing knowledge and understanding of journalism issues to inform what we teach);
  2. to provide a common voice for the teaching of journalism in higher education;
  3. to monitor accreditation schemes;
  4. to discuss educational and curriculum development;
  5. to collect and share information on the teaching of journalism in higher education;

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2015. The successful applicants will be informed by the end of May 2015.

Successful applicants must supply a summary report of resulting analysis, findings and/or data in writing to the AJE Committee by March 2017 and must subsequently be prepared to report, in person, on their research to the AJE’s Annual General Meeting in June 2017.  Any initial research publication should be offered in the first instance to the AJE Journal: Journalism Education.


Applicants should send an outline of the project in no more than 500 words to include an outline of proposed expenditure explaining how the money will be used to:

Chris Frost, Chair, Association for Journalism Education, c/o Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool John Moores University, room 105, Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5UG or by e-mail to by May 1, 2015.

*Successful applicants failing to comply with the above regulations will be required to repay the grant in full.