Funding opportunities 2019/20

Strategic learning and teaching project grants - call for 2019/20 funding proposals

Grants, typically of up to £10-15k, but potentially for larger sums, are available for the 2019-20 financial year to support initiatives that take forward the themes of the Learning and Teaching Strategy.

The funds must be spent by 31 July 2020.

Grants will be awarded via a competitive bidding process.  Proposers are asked to submit an outline, using the attached pro-forma, by 5.00pm on 13 May 2019 for consideration by a small panel led by John Robinson, PVC for Teaching, Learning and Students.  Applications must be endorsed by both the Head of Department and the Chair of the Board of Studies (or equivalent) for each department/ centre involved.  Although there is no limit to the number of submissions that a particular department may make, consideration will be given to the equitable distribution of funds within the University.

In particular, for this year bids are encouraged in the following areas:

(a)           initiatives to enhance student engagement with learning, teaching and assessment, such as active engagement in ‘contact events’ (lectures, seminars, workshops and labs), or engagement with formative work;

(b)          quality improvement projects, tackling major learning and teaching issues within or across departments, including continuing work to implement enhancement plans arising from the introduction of the York Pedagogy.

Please note that the funding is not intended to support routine curriculum development.

For further information and the application form please click on the following 2019-20 Learning and Teaching Strategic Fund Call for Proposals (MS Word , 58kb)

If you have any queries, please contact Julia Hampshire via email or by telephone: +44 (0)1904 322155.


'Rapid Response' Grants (up to £3000) is still open for 2018/19 applications

These grants are to support small-scale short-term projects, initiatives or purchases to enhance the quality of learning and teaching by addressing a clearly-identified need or issue. Funding is limited, and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; please also note that departments in a stronger financial position may be asked to fund initiatives from their own resources.

Applications may be submitted electronically at any time, and we are accepting bids for funding available from 1 August 2018 and funds must be spent by 31 July 2019. Decisions will be made within two weeks by a small panel led by John Robinson, PVC for Teaching, Learning and Students.

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