Innovation Fund awards are designed to pump-prime the development of new or innovative approaches to learning and teaching and to enable their dissemination across the University. In response to feedback from past project leads and other stakeholders the Innovation Fund scheme was updated in 2014/15. The total amount of funding available remains the same, with a lighter-touch application process and scope to support a broader range of projects.
The Innovation Fund is a fantastic opportunity to propose and deliver projects with real benefit to learning, teaching, and the student experience. Past projects have also offered stepping stones to other internal and external learning and teaching opportunities and funding (eg evidence for the reward and recognition of teaching; HEA schemes). Whilst Innovation Fund projects can offer opportunities to undertake educational research, it is essential that the primary focus of projects is on improving the student learning experience.
Autumn: Friday 6 November 2015, 5pm
Spring: Thursday 24 March 2016, 5pm
Summer: Friday 20 May 2016, 5pm
Semester 1: Friday 15 January 2016, 5pm
Semester 2: Friday 20 May 2016, 5pm
Video Introduction: view the ReCap recording short video introduction to the Innovation Fund.
ULTSEC Innovation Fund webinars: a 20 minute introduction for potential applicants, which you can join from your desk. Webinars are available to book at the following dates and times:
Thursday 25 February 2016, 10:00-10:20
Monday 7 March 2016, 15:00-15:20
Wednesday 27 April 2016, 11:00-11:20
Friday 13 May 2016, 15:30-15:50
Sign up for a webinar from the LTDS Workshops page.
ULTSEC Innovation Fund Applicants workshops: workshops provide an overview of the fund and application process, and presentations from from project teams who have been awarded funding from the ULTSEC Innovation Fund in previous rounds.You can access ReCap recordings of the follow workshops that took place in 2015/16:
ReCap recording of 7 December 2015 workshop, including presentations on projects:
ReCap recording of 24 February 2016 workshop, including presentations on projects:
You can also access the following resources from the 2014/15 workshops:
Application forms and guidance:
Contact for queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014-15 the following awards were made:
Details of all the projects can be found in the 2014/15 list of funded projects.
In 2014 the panel funded 14 projects, each for up to £5k. Six projects were funded under the priority theme of Assessment and feedback. Five projects were funded under the priority theme of Diversifying our portfolio of programmes. Three projects were funded under the priority themes Strengthening the relationship between research and teaching. Relevant resources are:
|Chris Phillips and Simon Pallett (Introduction to the Innovation Fund): slides||Laura Greaves and Ellen Tullo: slides|
|Jarka Glassey, Katie Wray and Jess Jung: slides|
|Lynne Rawles, Alison Clapp and Laura Delgaty: slides||Michelle Robson/Kate Aitchison and Marie Devlin: slides|
|Lindsey Ferrie and Simon Cotterill: slides||Jean-Christophe Penet: slides|
|Kathryn Hollingsworth: slides||John Lockey, Didier Talamona, Kenny Dalgarno: slides|
|Lee Fawcett: slides, ACC1012/3 course website|