innovationfund

University Education Development 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.

Proposed projects must align with the aims and key themes of the Education Strategy.

The University Education Development Fun 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: Funding of up to £2500. Projects can be specifically focussed within an individual academic unit, or across multiple areas as appropriate to the project.

Strategic projects Funding of up to £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 2019-20

Semester 1: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Semester 2: Deadline extended to 12 noon on Monday 27 July 2020

Completed applications must be emailed to educationdevfund@newcastle.ac.uk on the day of the deadline.

Guidance and Application Forms

2019-20 application forms and guidance can be downloaded below:

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.

Semester 1

You can view the slides from the 22 October 2019 workshop, or watch the ReCap recording of the workshop.

Webinar Thursday 31 October 2019, 15:00-15:20

Semester 2

Webinar Tuesday 24 March 2020, 11:00-11:20

Find out more and book your place via the Learning and Teaching Development Programme.

Contact for queries

educationdevfund@newcastle.ac.uk

Past year's Innovation Fund awards

In 2018-19 the following awards were made:

  • 9 Responsive Projects, each for up to £2,500
  • 1 Strategic Projects, for up to £10,000

Details of all the projects can be found in the 2018/19 list of funded projects.

In 2017-18 the following awards were made:

  • 8 Responsive Projects, each for up to £2,500
  • 3 Strategic Projects, for up to £10,000

Details of all the projects can be found in the 2017/18 list of funded projects.

In 2016-17 the following awards were made:

  • 9 Responsive Projects, each for up to £2,500
  • 2 Strategic Projects, for up to £10,000

Details of all the projects can be found in the 2016/17 list of funded projects.