Get the support you need to deliver an effective short course and inspire people to make a difference to the world around them.
What courses will qualify
Funding is currently only available for non-credit bearing courses.
Your proposal will need to show that:
- there’s a clear need and audience for your topic
- your approach will benefit the wider world, not just the learner
- funding is essential for you to develop this course
Your course will also need to:
- be delivered within the funding period
- be based either entirely online or include an online element
- continue beyond its first year
- charge a fee
You’ll find best practice guidance and templates for planning a course in our online short course development resource.
What funding is available
You can apply for up to £25,000 to develop and deliver your course within a 12-month period.
Applications are currently closed. The next round will open in spring 2019.
How the funding can be used
You could use the funding to:
- arrange teaching cover
- create videos and other supporting content
- get your course accredited by a professional body
- promote your course
How we’ll work together
If your proposal is successful you’ll need to:
- work with a learning technologist to design online content
- follow our team’s best practice process
- agree to your course being offered online by partners like Futurelearn
- share course data and a written case study at the end of the project
The assessment process
Your proposal will be reviewed after the submission deadline by a panel from Innovation & Enterprise and Digital Education.
How to apply
You’ll need to complete the following forms:
- Costing and pricing spreadsheet
- Short course planning template
- Checklist of desk research into the market for your course and your competitors
- Course initiation questionnaire (CIQ) on Portico. Make sure you attach the costing and pricing spreadsheet, and get it approved by your Head of Department and Faculty Tutor
If you’re working with external partners, we’ll ask to see written agreement from them too.
You can talk through your course idea and get details of the application process by contacting the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Innovation & Enterprise receives knowledge exchange funding from:
- Research England, Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF)