European Research Funding Award

The CAVE, along with European partner institutions and organisations have been awarded a prestigious 'Erasmus +' research grant of €170,174 to develop a pedagogical framework to support supervision practices on professional doctorate programmes.

The project which is to be undertaken over a twenty-four month period, is entitled 'Doctoral supervision of multi-disciplinary practice based doctorates: an appreciative inquiry into best practice in their design, development and delivery'. It is being jointly undertaken by Middlesex University (UK), University of Maastricht (Netherlands), EURODOC (Belgium) and Fondazione ADAPT (Italy).

Dr Andrew Loxley is the project's Irish representative.

The CAVE research centre announced a second successful outcome to a joint bid on an Erasmus + Strategic Partnership with the title 'Developing All-Round Education' [DARE] in Higher Education. The study will examine and publish good practices in the field of informal undergraduate education. The project is being led by the University of Granada and the other partners are from Italy, Sweden, Spain, Holland and Belgium. The total funding allocated amounts to €240,000. The project will run for three years to 2017 and will be led in the first year by Dr. John Walsh, deputising for Dr. Aidan Seery who is currently on sabbatical leave.