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Teaching Innovation Project Fund

Project focus - 2017/18

The Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) fund supports projects that develop innovative teaching and learning practices and/or relate to pedagogic research. Within the scheme priority is given to projects that can have an impact at institutional level or higher. This could be achieved by, for instance, leading a project that could serve as best practice to enhance DMU teaching practices more widely; lead to publication in a peer-reviewed journal; support a funding application for further pedagogic research.

Applications are invited that address one or more of the three strands of the ULTAS:

· Co-Creation – in particular how we move towards enabling students to be co-producers of knowledge

· Building Capability – this can address either student or staff needs – or both

· Universal Design for Learning –  in particular building on current practices such as DMU Replay

Applications are particularly encouraged that develop the ‘co-creation’ strand.  Bids that include student input are especially invited.

Successful applicants will be required to produce interim reports, a final report for ULTC and a poster for the annual Learning and Teaching conference.

Funds available

Applications are invited from individuals and/or teams. Cross-university bids and those with a wider university impact are encouraged in order to promote collaborative working. Bids that include or are led by Teacher Fellows and National Teaching Fellows are also encouraged.  Individual applications can be made for funding up to a maximum of £5,000.  Group projects may make the case for funding to a maximum of £10,000. The funding can be used to buy equipment, support or time for individuals and teams and must be expended by the end of financial year. There will be an additional deadline in the spring for projects to be undertaken in the 2018-2019 academic year; deadline tbc.

Deadline for applications for TIP funding for the 2017-2018 academic year: 16 October 2017.

We aim to let applicants know the outcome of applications by 31 October 2017. 

Proposals should be sent by the deadline to tes@dmu.ac.uk with subject heading TIP Application 2017/18.  Please ensure that applications have been signed off by the relevant PVC Dean or Director.

The Teaching Innovation Project Board, chaired by the PVC Teaching and Learning, will manage the bid process. The Learning & Development team in Organisational Development will manage allocation of project funds once awarded


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