Who can benefit from this funding scheme?
The Institute is giving the opportunity to Directorates, Colleges and Schools to organise seminars/courses/conferences. The Institute is also giving the opportunity to all those employed within the education sector to attend seminars/courses/conferences locally or abroad so as to enhance their personal as well as their institution’s professional development.
We are a non-state entity, can we still benefit from this scheme?
This is open for all colleges and schools including state, church and independent.
Do I need to apply for funds before or after attending/organising a seminar/course/conference?
Before attending or organising an event, you must submit the application form together with the required documentation and approval signatures. These are to reach IfE a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the event.
I already started attending a seminar/course/conference but I forgot to submit the application for funds, can I still apply for the sponsorship?
No, unfortunately this is not possible. The application must reach the Institute prior to the event.
Does this scheme apply only to seminars/courses/conferences organised by the Ministry for Education or I can choose to attend an event organised by a private institution?
As long as the seminar/course/conference is relevant to your role, you are eligible to apply for the funds even if the event is organised by a private entity.
Does this scheme also apply to online courses?
Yes, this scheme also applies to courses being delivered online.
Is there a limit on the amount sponsored?
IfE will only consider funding applications that are over €75 in value.
From where I can download the Funding Policy together with the applications?
The policy together with the applications can be downloaded from the following link: https://bit.ly/2LXkSqE
How will I be reimbursed for the seminar/course/conference that I have attended/organised?
Once you attend or organise the seminar/course/conference you must submit all the documentation listed in the funding policy. Once the administrative officer reviews the documents, the invoice/receipt is forwarded to the finance department. The payment will processed within two/three weeks from the submission of documents.