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University Education Development Fund

University Education Development Fund

The UEDF awards are designed to promote the development of new or innovative approaches to learning and teaching and to enable their dissemination across the University.

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About the UED Fund

The University Education Development Fund provides grants to support the development of new approaches to learning and teaching, and to enable their dissemination across the University.

The fund offers a fantastic opportunity to propose and deliver projects with real benefit to students’ education at Newcastle University.

The University Education Development Fund was formerly known as the Innovation Fund. In 2018-19 a number of key changes were made to the fund, criteria and process. Prospective applicants are advised to fully familiarise themselves with the guidance notes before applying.

The fund has two strands:
Responsive projects:Strategic projects:
£2500. Projects can be specifically focussed within an individual academic unit, or across multiple areas as appropriate to the project. £10,000. Projects must involve collaboration across academic units and/or services and have potential benefits that are applicable beyond a single school or academic unit.

Application deadlines for 2021-22

The deadlines for applications are: Semester 1 - Friday 19 November 2021 5:00pm; Semester 2 - Friday 6 May 2022 5:00pm.

Completed applications must be emailed to by the deadline.

Attend a workshop or a webinar

Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a webinar or workshop to find out more about the scheme, and hear from successful past applicants.

Past Innovation Fund Awards

2020-21 awards:2019-20 awards:2018-19 awards:
  • 9 responsive projects
  • 2 strategic projects
  • 4 responsive projects
  • 3 strategic projects
  • 9 responsive projects
  • 1 strategic projects
2017-18 awards:2016-17 awards: 
  • 8 responsive projects
  • 3 strategic projects
  • 9 responsive projects
  • 2 strategic projects