New Research Grants Funding Guidelines

Updated Research Grant Submissions Guidelines have been uploaded to the CiCea website, including important new contact information.

Interested parties are directed to retrieve a copy of the new guidelines here or in the relevant article on the site (here) as  the old contact information is no longer in use.

Research Grants Competitions Guidelines

The Research Grants Competition is announced in the early Autumn annually*. The grant period begins in January of the following year. The following extracts from the guidance notes may be useful to those considering making an application. We ask that you not apply until the Grant Application Period is formally announced, and a closing date is given.

  • The application must be made by a group of at least THREE Association members, from different institutions. International collaboration is strongly prefered.
  • You will be asked to describe the aim of the research and its relevance in terms of citizenship.
  • In cases where the grant is planned to be used to supplement other awards and grants, then you should specify what the CiCea award will add to the overall project.
  • The Association will require a final report at the end of the project. The project proposed should be completed within 18 months. It should start in January of the year following Application Submission (and therefore should be completed within 18 months).
  • Download a copy of the Research Grant Fund Application Guidelines
Examples of past Final Reports can be found here:

* Research Grants Competitions Announcements are made in the Newsletter and in article format on the CiCea Website.

Best Publication Award

The Association makes an annual award or awards for the best publication(s) of the year in the field of citizenship education and identity related to children and young people that has been written by a CiCea members. The Awards identify and promote excellence in publication in the field and to commend the quality of publication by members of the Association.



Publications submitted must be published in the year, and must be either authored or co-authored by a member or members of the Association, and be in either print or e-format, as a journal article, book, chapter, or any other form of publication. The first awards were made for publications that appeared in 2010.


Nomination Process

Nominations must be made on the form below, by any member of the Association, including the authors of the nominated work. An anonymised version of the work submitted must be submitted in an electronic copy format. The deadline for nominations for  2015 have closed. All submissions received by April 15th, 2016, sent electronically to ciceassociation @ gmail . com, were reviewed.


The Publications Award Process

The Executive Committee has nominated an publications award committee, which may contain some or all members of the Executive Committee. The publications award committee will make a shortlist of works, and then announce the winners at the Association's Annual General Assembly (June 2016).


Application Form and Regulations

Download the full regulations and an application form.


Submissions for 2016

The submission deadline has closed.


Submissions for 2012

There were two (2) submissions for 2011. The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in York:

Mycock, A. (University of Huddersfield, UK, CiCea Institutional Member) & Tongue, J. for their 2011 publication entitled 'A Big Idea for the Big Society? The Advent of National Citizen Service', The Political Quarterly, 82(1): 56-66.


Submissions for 2011

There were three (3) submissions for 2010.  The award winners were announced at the Annual General Assembly meeting in Dublin:

Maria Erikson and Elisabet Näsman (Uppsala University, Sweden, a CiCea Institutional Member) for their 2010 publication entitled Interviews with 'Children Exposed to Violence', Children & Society, 26(1). DOI: 10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00322.x

Research Grant 2009 - 2010

We are pleased to announce that the Association's annual research grant (1500 Euro) has been awarded to a project entitled 'Peace Education and teacher training: today in the context of yesterday. A comparative perspective from Finland, Lithuania and Sweden.' Members in the project are Roger Johansson, and Irene Andersson, University of Malmo, Sweden; Arja Virta, University of Turku, Finland and Irena Zaleskiene, Lithuania.

The main goal of the research is to compare experiences of peace education before and after 1989 inFinland, Lithuania and Sweden, in three countries with different historical and cultural backgrounds and what "Peace Education" meansin different cultural, political, social, contexts.

The research started in 2010 January and was completed within the specified time period (18 months period).


The final report can be found here: 2009 - 2010 Research Grant Report - Peace Education.

CiCea 2008 Research Grant Final Report

Curricular, Pedagogical and Didactic Questions about Participative Citizenship in Lower Secondary Schools: A comparison of two European countries

Research project under the responsibility of Maria Pagoni.

Final Report

The report was written by:

Maria Pagoni, Despina Karakatsani, George Stamelos, Richard Etienne and Julia-Athena Spinthourakis

April 2010


The CiCea Research Grant for 2008 was awarded to the following CiCea members/institutions:

  • Maria Pagoni (University Charles-de-Gaulle Lille III, France, Théodile-CIREL, E.A. 4354),
  • Despina Karakatsani (University of Peloponnese, Greece),
  • Richard Etienne (University Paul Valéry Montpellier III, France, LIRDEF - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Didactique, Éducation et Formation, E.A. 3749),
  • Georges Stamelos and Julia Spinthourakis (University of Patras, Greece)