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Teaching and Learning Innovation Funding

The T&L Innovation Funding scheme aims to support small-scale initiatives across the University that will enhance teaching and learning and/or the student experience. While there is no set minimum/maximum amount that you can apply for under this scheme, applications should normally be for £1,500 or less and we will look favourably on any match-funding which can be made available by Schools/Services.

Some examples of activities that would be eligible for funding are a staff training session or catering for a focus group meeting with students (guidance permitting). All ideas will be considered.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Since there is a limited amount of funding available, we would advise you to apply as early as possible to ensure that you can take full advantage of this opportunity and to enable the financial arrangements to be made in good time. The funding must be spent and cleared by 31 July 2022.

If you would like to apply for this funding, please complete the T&L Innovation Funding Application Form (below) and email it to Jennie Chetcuti ( Funding requests will be considered and approved (as appropriate) by the Teaching and Learning Deans, in consultation with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education & Student Experience) (Professor McCrum).

For more information, please contact

T&L Innovation Funding application form 2021

Funding Requirements and Guidance

The purpose of the guidance below is to support colleagues who are planning to submit an application for, or have already been allocated, a TLDF award with the overall planning and managing of a TLDF budget.

Some general notes are below :

  • Project proposals must provide a budget outline with approximate costs.
  • Awarded funding can be used for a range of purchases including equipment, materials, travel expenses, as payment for time, or refreshments for focus groups.
  • All project-related expenditure must be complete by 31st July.
  • Please note that gift vouchers or Campus Card top-ups cannot be used as an incentive to encourage student attendance at focus groups or as a payment for the completion of work/tasks.
  • Payments via gift vouchers or Campus Card could be considered a 'benefit in kind' and therefore be subject to tax. Applicants should bear this guidance in mind when drafting their proposed budget.
  • Payments to students should be completed using the Campus Jobs Portal.
  • For guidance on completing these payments please contact Campus Jobs on 0118 378 4499 or