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Academic Innovation Project Fund

Project Focus

The Academic Innovation Project (AIP) fund supports projects that develop innovative pedagogy and/or relate to applied research into teaching and learning practice. Priority is given to projects that can have an impact at an institutional level or higher. This could be achieved by, for instance, leading a project that establishes best practice, which can enhance DMU academic practices more widely; lead to publication in a peer-reviewed journal; or support a funding application for further pedagogic research. Funds will be available for the 2020/21 academic year (subject to budgetary approval).

Applications are invited that propose how we might explore embedding specific University initiatives more firmly within our pedagogy.  We are interested particularly in the following:

    • Replay as an active pedagogical tool
    • The pedagogical possibilities of augmented/virtual reality and AI
    • A sustainable curriculum
    • Curricular innovation as it relates to and supports student wellbeing

Proposals can cover ways to extend existing practice or develop new practice.  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.

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

Call for proposals are now closed.