The British Council Indonesia is now inviting grant applications for UK-ID innovative and collaborative approaches to support English teacher professional development in schools and Higher Education. UK and Indonesia universities, ELT and EdTech organisations are now invited to partner and bid for grant funds to design, develop, pilot, and evaluate TPD resources with the potential to be used at national scale. The grant categories are:

  1. Teacher professional development (TPD) resources to support pre service / trainee English teachers and in service / English teachers working in schools e.g. online courses such as a massive open online course (MOOC).
  2. Teacher professional development (TPD) resources to support English teachers working in rural and remote areas – i.e. areas requiring low tech innovations.
  3. Teacher professional development (TPD) resources to support English teachers and academics (e.g. EMI lecturers) working in Higher Educations Institutions

We are seeking to award 2-3 UK-ID partnership grants in each of the categories above. Each successful UK-ID partnership proposal will be award up to a maximum of £50,000 GBP which shall only be used to cover project activities contributing to developing English language teaching, learning and assessment in Indonesia. Partnership proposals are for two years of implementation from December 2021 to March 2023. The funding is for the duration of the project.

Example of project activities could include (not exhaustive list):

  •  Course designed to train English teachers formative assessment techniques using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR).
  •  A MOOC designed to train English teachers techniques to use technology to teach English in the classroom and / or a course focussed on remote teaching.
  • Course designed to training English teachers how to integrate 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, problem, solving, negotiation, etc into English language teaching
  •  Low tech TPD course designed to train teachers how to use data light ‘low tech’ tools to teach English in the classroom and remotely.
  •  A course designed to build the capacity of English study centres in Indonesian higher education intuitions – improving EAP provision.
  • A MOOC to support Indonesian academics focussed on current EMI practice, effective EMI pedagogy, and increase their confidence in using English.
  • Best practice in developing ESP resources for students and integrating ESP lessons into EMI courses


  •  New UK-ID innovative and collaborative partnerships to support English teacher professional development (TPD) in schools and higher education. These partnerships will design, develop, pilot, and evaluate new TPD resources.
  • Teacher Professional Development (TPD) resources will be context specific – i.e. they will be produced specifically for Indonesian English teachers in schools and higher education. For example, where the resources feature case studies, examples from the classroom, videos of teaching talking / teaching, video from the classroom – these will likely feature Indonesian teachers, Indonesian classrooms.
  • Specific grant category for ‘low tech’ TPD resources accessible to teachers in rural and remote areas (i.e. teachers with no access, or limited access, to the internet).
  • Produce high quality TPD resources which are accessible and can be used at scale – e.g. by all target teachers nationally.
  • Partnership approach includes co-creation and capacity building with Indonesian partners to ensure high quality TPD resources are promoted and supported by local expertise, ensuring greater reach, impact and long term sustainability.

Please refer to the attached documents below for more information.

This Call for Proposal comes under the British Council Indonesian English for Education Systems (EES) ELT in Education strand.

Potential applicants are welcome to submit questions for clarification in advance and join a briefing session on Tuesday 19 Oct where we will talk through the call and answer any of the questions you may have. All sessions will be run in English.

How to Apply

Please complete Application Form (Appendix 1) along with all supporting documentation (Appendix 2, Appendix 5 and Letters of Support) and email them to by at the latest 09 November 2021 at 23:59 GMT.

Please use the subject line UK-ID Partnerships for ELT Teacher Professional Development

If you have any questions about your application, please email and allow at least three working days for a response.

We look forward to receiving your application.