MOE– Mr. Phongthep Thepkanjana, the Minister of Education, revealed after presiding over the 2/2013 meeting of the Committee of Educational Technology Fund at Ratchawanlop Conference Room on April 25, 2013, that the meeting participants had agreed that the first funding period for projects should be May – June 2013.
The Minister of Education said that the committee had agreed that project owners should make their funding requests from May 1 – June 28, 2013. Any individuals, schools, educational institutes and public or private organizations who are interested in applying for funding should submit the following required documents to the Office of the Secretary of Educational Technology Development Fund.:
- a copy of house registration,
- a photograph, and
- a project proposal that relates to the production, research, or development of educational technology,
A corporation must also attach copies of other registration documents. In the case of the government sector, the Head of that sector must submit the documents on behalf of the sector.
In addition, there is no limitation to the amount of funds a project can request. This is to provide opportunities and support for high-budget projects that will bring great benefits to the nation. According to the data of April 19, 2013, the Educational Technology Fund currently has a total budget for funds of 155,109, 993 baht.
Everyone in the meeting was informed of the above amount as the present financial status of the fund and acknowledged the appointment of three subcommittees, which are:
1) A subcommittee for Work Planning and Academic Development, led by the MOE Deputy Permanent Secretary,
2) A subcommittee for Fund Allocation, led by the MOE Permanent Secretary, and
3) A subcommittee for Overseeing, Supervising, and Performance Evaluation, led by the Director Inspector of MOE.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Secretary of Educational Technology Development Fund, Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, 5th Floor of KorSorNor Building (Non-Formal and Informal Education). You can also make contact by phone: 02-281-8775 or via the website: www.moe.go.th/edtechfund.