The National Forum funded a number of focused research projects which informed the Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme 2013-15. Project teams were selected from higher education institutions across the sector following a competitive process facilitated by an international panel. Successful proposals were then developed further and scoped in partnership with the National Forum. The following are the seven focused research projects funded under the Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme:
The National Forum carried out research projects in partnership with representatives of bodies from across the sector, building upon the findings of Forum-Commissioned research projects:
The National Forum partnered with the Irish Research Council to award a number of postgraduate scholarships in 2014 and 2015. The National Forum scholars were selected through the Irish Research Council process for the award of postgraduate scholarships.
Embedding Wellbeing in the Curriculum
The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the National Forum are partnering on an exciting research project that looks at the practice of embedding wellbeing in the curriculum in higher education in Ireland. The project is capturing how wellbeing is currently being embedded in the curricula of higher education institutions nationally and internationally and identifying features of good practice. The research will culminate in a report discussing the key insights gained from the study and exemplars of good practice.