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Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund

Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund is available to assist with grants for the purpose of implementing innovative practice in any area of learning and teaching provision. £10,000–£20,000, deadline 22 January 2016.

The Digital Teaching and Learning Sub-committee, formerly the Teaching and Learning Services Steering Group, is pleased to announce that the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund is available to assist with grants for the purpose of implementing innovative practice in any area of learning and teaching provision. The fund has been developed specifically to provide start-up funding for creative or exploratory projects ineligible for other sources of funding; bids should focus on new approaches or initiatives that enhance learning and teaching.

The Sub-committee expects to be able to support up to ten projects in 2015–16. Any innovative project will be considered and need not necessarily be IT-focussed; however, bids in support of developing digital learning are particularly welcome. Requests for funding primarily or solely for the purchase of equipment will not be accepted.

Application forms and examples of successful bids are available at: http://www.teachingsupport.cam.ac.uk/teaching-and-learning-innovation-fund. Note that normally grants will be between £10,000–£20,000 but exceptionally requests for smaller grants will be considered. Successful applicants will report back to the Sub-committee within a year of funds being allocated, including evaluation of the project’s success.

Projects should therefore be realistic and take these time constraints into account when submitting a bid. Successful applicants may be asked to participate in a teaching and learning best practice event in September 2016.

Application forms should be submitted to Melissa Rielly, Educational and Student Policy, Academic Division, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge (email: melissa.rielly@admin.cam.ac.uk), by Friday, 22 January 2016.

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