Learning and Teaching Funds
LEaD can offer staff small amounts of funding each year to undertake development around teaching
Funding available for 2016 / 17
There are two sources of small amounts of funding for this year that you can apply for to undertake some development around teaching.
Coaching for Teaching Grant
The coaching for Teaching grants provides an opportunity for you to reflect on and examine your teaching practice. This is a good opportunity for anyone who wishes to aspire to be a leader around education and/or apply for a future National Teaching Fellowship nomination.
Apply for one of these grants and you will be awarded £1,000 which will be used to engage a coach to work with you. We will work with HR to contact a coach and ensure they are paid and then you can arrange with them the focus of your activity. At the end of your grant we ask that you write a short report or blog post about what you have done and participate in an evaluation of this experience.
Education Enhancement Grant
Do you have you a project you want to undertake focused on enhancing an aspect of learning, teaching or assessment? Do you need any funds for small pieces of equipment and to engage students in helping with the development or the evaluation?
You can apply for an education enhancement grant to support this. The funds you apply for can be used to:
- Small pieces of equipment such as transcribing equipment
- pay students to undertake specific activity with you or run focus groups
- pay for transcription of interviews
We will ask on completion of any development you write a short report or blog post about what you have done.
Undertaking activities such as these is useful if you are wishing to apply for any level of HEA Fellowship but also if you want to engage in the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme in the future as these types of projects are those they expect to have seen individuals engage in.
How to apply
The link to the application form is below:
You need to apply by Friday 2nd December 2016.
The LEaD Advisory Sub Committee will examine the applications and approve those to be funded at their December meeting.
Please note all funds must be spent by 15th July 2017