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"This award is endorsement that I have been doing the right thing and encouragement to continue."
Dr Ben Hanson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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. For example, you may wish to develop a new teaching resource using the latest technology, or trial new teaching methods such as object-based learning.
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
How to apply
The application deadline for 2013 has now passed. This page will be updated when details of the next round of funding have been announced.
Previous uses of the Teaching Innovations Grant
Here's a selection of case studies of previous success stories:
- Using avatars in a virtual world to help teach distance-learning students
- Students shed light on extrasolar planet: In 2008/09 the Astrophysics department was awarded a grant to help set up the Exocafe community, giving students the opportunity to participate directly in research. The results were amazing and led to wide-spread media coverage.
- Post-disaster interdisciplinary scenario seminar: In 2010 the Disaster Planning Unit used their grant money to run a scenario seminar based on the Kashmir earthquake of 2005. Students were able to communicate directly with UN and NGO staff in Pakistan and experience learning through doing.
- ZooMoodle was created to allow students to build knowledge of animal biology and to allow them to explore zoological material outside class time. It has now become an open educational resource for use by Higher Education institutions throughout the UK.
If you wish to discuss your proposal before submitting an application, or if you have any questions about the process, contact Judith Hillmore by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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