"This award is endorsement that I have been doing the right thing and encouragement to continue."

Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Teaching Innovations Grants

What are Teaching Innovations Grants?

If your department has identified a way in which teaching, learning or assessment could be improved, a Teaching Innovation Grant will help you to create and develop your idea.

How are they awarded?

Grants of up to £5,000* are split into two categories:

  • Start-up grants to help departments formulate a new idea
  • Extension grants to help departments build on an existing, successful approach

Applications must demonstrate how the project will contribute to your department's work to align itself with UCL's institutional priorities for teaching and learning. These are:

*£5,000 is the usual limit, but applications for larger amounts are invited where a case can be made.


Applications are not currently being accepted as the Teaching Innovations Grant system is under review for the 2014/15 academic year.

Previous uses of the Teaching Innovations Grant

Here's a selection of case studies of previous success stories:


If you wish to discuss Teaching Innovations Grants, contact Chris Cullen in the Vice-Provost (Education)'s office by emailing christopher.cullen@ucl.ac.uk.

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