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Grants of up to £20,000 are available for University staff to fund creative projects through the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund.

The grants aim is to promote innovative practice in teaching and learning techniques by providing start-up funding for creative or exploratory projects ineligible for other sources of funding. Bids should focus on new approaches or initiatives that enhance teaching and learning.  Any innovative project will be considered – they do not need to be IT-focused. However, bids in support of developing technology to support teaching and learning are particularly welcome.

Many creative projects have been supported by the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund, including apps for using satellite data during fieldwork, using smartphones to promote wellbeing among students, an interactive electronic edition of Shakespeare's sonnets, an online essay writing toolkit for Linguistics students, and the development of a graphical programme with physical laws for engineering students . Further details about previous award winners, and case studies of their work, are available on the fund website.

The 2017-18 bidding round is now open, and will close on Monday, 22 January at 4.00pm.  Staff interested in making a bid should visit the fund website or contact Daniela Manca in the Educational and Student Policy Team for further information.