Global Learning Programme

Innovation fund

The Innovation Fund is a GLP initiative to support research by school-based educators on a global learning theme. Its purpose is to encourage small-scale research to promote innovation in global learning, inform best practice and build capacity at school level. All Innovation Fund studies are practitioner-led, with research support provided as necessary by the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). The studies respond to a set of research questions, use recognised research methodologies (in some cases, action research) and have a clear global learning focus, such as the impact of a global learning intervention on pupils’ learning. The GLP also provides a guide to carrying out a research project.

Current Innovation Fund Studies

These include:

 Explore the Innovation Fund research papers published on the GLP website.

What happens to the research?

Most Innovation Fund studies are made freely available on the GLP website to anyone interested in global learning. They can be used to support the GLP in terms of CPD, programme and resource development. They will be used to support teachers’ practice at school level. Some research studies could be developed into more formal publications.

Can I still apply for an Innovation Fund study?

The GLP can no longer accept submissions. For further information, contact us at