Entrepreneurship Education Bursaries
In pursuit of the overall GROWTHhub mission the GROWTHhub Entrepreneurship Education Bursaries support the design and development of pedagogical resources, from any discipline, that supports the different stages of student entrepreneurial learning and development pathways, including:
- Creating enterprise awareness (and moving to interest through engagement with entrepreneurial role models, competitions and events)
- Developing learner entrepreneurial mindset (including ambition, motivation, personal confidence, resilience, and tolerance of uncertainty/risk)
- Developing learner entrepreneurial capabilities (including creativity, opportunity recognition, decision-making by critical analysis, interpersonal skills, and implementation of ideas by leadership)
- Reinforcing entrepreneurial effectiveness attributes (including independent self-direction, appreciate and create multiple forms of value, and implement enterprising ideas)
During the first bursary competition 15 bursary awards were made. 1st call Bursary holders profile.
The next Entrepreneurship Education Bursary Competition will take place in January 2023.
Areas in which bursary applications are sought include:
Initiatives that seek to develop entrepreneurial mindsets and skills. Such initiatives should foster transversal skills aimed at strengthening the knowledge, skills, and motivation to engage in entrepreneurial activities in a variety of settings; and opening up new learning opportunities through the practical application of entrepreneurial skills. Proposed initiatives in this area might include (but are not limited to):
- Practical pedagogies illuminating the entrepreneurial process. For example, a structure or process for lecturers to bring people into the notion of the entrepreneurial mindset in different disciplines.
- Development of cross-discipline tools, techniques, workshops, and games.
- Scope out the development of a student marketplace. Develop a process/mechanism /rules of engagement/scaffold for how students can sell their skills to other students.
- Design of new enterprise/innovation modules for programmes. These might be single discipline or cross-discipline or relevant to specific contexts (e.g. social entrepreneurship, cultural entrepreneurship, digital entrepreneurship, etc.).
- Exposing students in discipline areas to entrepreneurship.
Initiatives that engage learners with enterprise and/or stimulate the flow and exchange of knowledge between HEIs and enterprises. Such initiatives could aim to create collaborative knowledge alliance platforms. Proposed initiatives in this area might include (but are not limited to):
- Design Live Challenges which are fully embedded in the curriculum; teaming students, researchers, faculty, and enterprise and entrepreneurs.
- Design a structured entrepreneurship internship programme.
- Development of assessment/evaluation methodologies for enterprise engagement.
- Development of a credited model of student engagement in entrepreneurship activities.
- Organise (and run) an event, initiative and programme involving alumni.
Bursary projects that promote design thinking as a competence among students. Such initiatives could aim to foster stronger cross-discipline engagement, and be student or educator focused: Proposed initiatives in this area might include (but are not limited to):
- Development of educator workshops on writing and managing entrepreneurship design briefs, problem exploration, and managing the creative process.
- Development of ideation and low-fidelity prototyping workshops.
- Design of cross-discipline design challenges.
- Integrating design methodologies and frameworks into entrepreneurial practice.