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Supporting Teaching Fellows and Learning Technologists in pursuing development opportunities.


Fill-out the application form to apply

The Fund supports Teaching Fellows and Learning Technologists to develop within their roles. The Fund has been established to support staff in the Faculties and the Business School to: 

  • actively contribute to discussion on areas of curricula related to their pedagogic expertise and experience, and develop in line with best practices 
  • engage in scholarly activities that enhance best practices in teaching and learning such as workshops or training seminars 
  • attend and present at relevant events and conferences  

Attending conferences, training courses, and workshops can contribute to the 10 development days that teaching fellows are contractually entitled to take. For more information on the development days, please see the relevant website.   


Please note, the Fund cannot be used for development activity where similar provision is provided by the College. We highly recommend looking through the provisions of the Educational Development Unit and the Learning Development Centre before applying. This fund cannot be used to purchase equipment or resources that already exist at Imperial, or that are not instrumental to learning and teaching. 

The Fund is available to staff in the Learning and Teaching Job Family, in the Faculties and the Business School, who do not have access to an alternative source of funding (e.g. departmental funds) in full-time or part-time roles. Funding is only granted to those whose contract end dates surpass the end date of the professional development activity by at least 3 months. Funding will not normally be available to staff whose posts are externally funded 


Funding is available throughout the year, and up to £3,000 per person per financial year (1 Aug - 31 Jul) can be requested. The minimum requestable sum is £100 and claims below this should be directed to Departments. For those applying for funding for conferences or other endeavours that involve booking accommodation, there is generally a 7-day limit for funding your stay.  

As a condition of the Fund, staff may be asked to report back on what the Fund has allowed them to do, what they will implement into their practice as a result, and how their activity is aligned to the Learning and Teaching Strategy. This might take the form of, for example, a written report, a blog post, a presentation to a group of relevant colleagues. 

Please submit your request at least three weeks before any deadlines (e.g. a conference registration deadline) and direct any questions to