Project GuidelinesGuidelines for submissions and criteria for evaluation
In order to qualify for support, proposals will have to meet the following criteria:
- The project is expected to make a direct and meaningful contribution to at least one of the following areas:
- Organize regional seminars on curriculum development and professional training (with participants from at least five schools in at least three countries)
- Establish platforms (e.g. on the internet and/or through meetings) for transnational networks for cooperation in teaching or research (with participants from at least five schools in at least three countries)
- Establish platforms (e.g. on the internet and/or through meetings) for transnational networks for proactive social work or social policy initiatives (with participants from at least five schools in at least three countries)
- The project has to be truly international, involving social work educators from minimally five schools in at least three countries with differing cultures or systems of social work education. The project should be expected to enhance international and cross-cultural collaboration, and may contribute to educational developments through the inclusion of schools of social work in countries where social work education is facing particular challenges.
- The proposal is creative and innovative.
- The proposal should be clearly written, and presented on the application form
Only proposals submitted by members of EASSW will be considered and all participants in the proposed project must also be members of EASSW.
Members of EASSW include faculty members of schools who have paid their membership fees in the current calendar year. Individual members, who have paid their dues for the current calendar year, may be considered at the discretion of the committee.
Review, notification of decisions and process in relation to successful applicants.
A Project Panel consisting of members appointed by the Executive Committee of EASSW will review proposals. The recommendations of the Panel will be presented to the Executive Committee for ratification at meetings twice a year. The Chair of the Project Panel will notify the designated contact person of the Project Panel’s decision within a month of ratification.
For successful applications, grants will be paid as follows:
- 70% when the proposal has been approved, and the chair of the committee has been notified that the project is about to be implemented.
- 30% after the submission and approval of the final report.
The final report should include:
- Rationale and purpose of the project
- Description of the process of implementation
- A discussion of outcomes and/or feedback to the project
- Conclusions. (The concluding sections should address the possibility of implementing the same project in other settings).
The final report is expected to be 2.000 - 3.000 words and should be preceded by an executive summary (not more than 200 words). An account of expenditures should be appended to the report. Furthermore, one copy of any materials created as part of the project should be attached, and a link should be provided to materials available on the internet.
The final report should be sent by email to: email@example.com
The preferred method of communication is by email and material should be presented in a form which can be added to the EASSW website. Consideration of final reports will be given by the Project Panel The designated contact person will be notified of the Projects Committee's decision within about a month of ratification by the Executive Committee. When approved, final reports will be published on the EASSW website.
N.B. EASSW must be mentioned in any publication based on funded projects.