The Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation
Rewarding excellence and promoting courageous and innovative ideas in research and teaching
The College’s Strategy 2020-25 encourages us to act courageously and innovatively when pursuing new partnerships and opportunities and sets out our intention to invest funds and pursue the new and the risky.
The President, Professor Alice Gast, has dedicated one million pounds per year to reward excellence, while promoting courageous and innovative ideas in research and teaching.
Half of this has established the Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation which is used to support educational initiatives that will challenge our students to fulfil their potential. Those receiving funds help to form a community of excellent and innovative teachers who play a key role in promoting good practice and helping the College to deliver a world-class educational experience for all of our students. The funding is designed to give our staff the time and space to be bold, to take risks, to investigate and to learn.
This year, we are running an open call for proposals for learning and teaching innovations to be funded by the College’s Learning and Teaching Strategy and the President’s Excellence Fund. The call draws together two existing Funds, the President’s Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation and the Pedagogy Transformation Fund. As well as introducing a new Digital Innovation Fund which reflects our renewed ambitions to explore the potential of emerging technologies and work collaboratively across the College’s ecosystem for educational technology.
Outline proposals for projects should be submitted by Friday 24 September 2021, after which they will be considered for strategic approval. Proposals in receipt of strategic approval will be supported to work with relevant teams to work up a full business case and project plan for final agreement. Further information and the proposal form can be accessed via the webpage.
Find out more about the projects in the first three years of the President’s Excellence Fund for Learning and Teaching Innovation in these news articles: