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JISC eContent Capital Programme

Date posted: 17/06/2011

JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects related to the creation and use of digital content. Funding of up to £5.4 million is available.

Strand A: Digitisation for Open Educational Resources (OER)
Release of digitised educational content for use and re-use on an open access basis through digitisation of special collections and subsequent creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) for embedding in teaching and learning.
£1 m from November 2011-January 2013
8-12 projects between £75,000 and £125,000 each

Strand B: Mass Digitisation
Mass digitisation of special collections and other analogue material of educational use that meets the needs of, and are of benefit to, learning, teaching and research.
£3.4 m from November 2011 - July 2013
7-9 projects between £150,000 and £750,000 each

Strand C: Clustering Digital Content
Bringing together existing, but currently scattered, digital content in innovative ways.
£1 m from November 2011 - January 2013
6-8 projects between £100,000 and £150,000 each

The deadline for receipt of proposals in response to this call is 12:00 noon UK time on Monday, 15 August 2011.
Funding is available for projects starting from November 2011.

Proposals to Strands A and C may be submitted by Higher Education (HE) Institutions funded by HEFCE.  FE institutions in England that teach HE to more than 400 FTEs are also eligible to bid provided proposals demonstrate work that supports the HE in FE agenda. HE and FE institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not eligible to bid but may be involved as partners in proposals led by HE institutions funded by HEFCE or FE institutions in England which meet the criteria outlined above. Proposals may be from single institutions or consortia unless indicated otherwise.  Partnership arrangements may be developed outside the sector (for example with research council sites, publishers, commercial suppliers), but the lead partner must meet the criteria outlined above. Funds can only be allocated through the lead partner.

Proposals to Strand B may be submitted by any institution or organisation with collections of significant value to higher education and research in England and Wales.

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