University of Bath

Apply for funding from the Teaching Development Fund (TDF) 2018

Find out how staff can apply for TDF funding to support projects taking place in 2018/19 that enhance learning and teaching.

Applying for funding

The Teaching Development Fund (TDF) supports innovative ideas and developments that encourage the University to engage with the latest approaches to teaching and assessment, make the best use of campus resources and meet the needs of future graduates in a rapidly changing society.

Please complete the following process to apply for funding to support projects taking place in 2018/19. There are two routes to funding this year. The first is via a sandpit event, the second is a written proposal.

Before submitting an application for funding, please ensure that you are familiar with the funding criteria, terms and conditions for the TDF.

You may also find it useful to read about previous projects supported by the TDF.

See TDF criteria, terms and conditions

Route One: Attend sandpit event

Staff involved in learning and teaching are invited to participate in the first TDF sandpit event. This two-day facilitated workshop will give you the opportunity to work in small groups with people from the across the University to brainstorm and refine ideas for curriculum transformation projects. At the end of the event you will be invited to give a short pitch to the TDF panel about the project you have developed. The TDF panel will give feedback and will decide whether your project will progress to the next stage of the application process.

Date Action
Friday 15 December 2017 Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest (section A of the application form)
Wednesday 10-Thursday 11 January 2018 Sandpit event at the Apex hotel
Friday 23 March Deadline for submitting Full Project Bid (section B of the application form)
During April Applicants will receive a response about their application

Download the TDF application form

Route Two: Submit a written application

Staff and students are welcome to submit written applications for funding. Applicants may be individuals or teams.

Date Action
Friday 12 January 2018 Call for proposals opens
Wednesday 21 February Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest (section A of the application form)
Friday 23 March Deadline for submitting Full Project Bid (section B of the application form)
During April Applicants will receive a response about their application

Download the TDF application form