University of Bath

Teaching Development Fund (TDF)

Find out how to apply for funding to support your innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, and attend external events to share best practice.

Supporting innovation

The University offers funding to staff who have innovative ideas to enhance learning and teaching.

Find out about previous projects that have received support to develop initiatives to support learning and teaching and enhance the student experience. These may provide ideas to develop your own teaching.

The following funding is available to staff to develop projects to enhance learning and teaching, to share best practice, and to attend conferences and events that support best practice in teaching.

TDF Travel Fund

We are currently accepting applications for funding from the TDF Travel Fund.

Funding is available for any member of staff who teaches or supports learning to attend conferences and events that support best practice in teaching and learning.

Funding can be used for registration costs and expenses to attend and contribute to a national or international network, meeting, event or conference with a view to one or more of the following:

  • disseminating best practice
  • establishing inter-institutional and discipline-specific collaborations
  • benchmarking the University's practice nationally or internationally

Find out how to apply for funding to attend a conference or event.

TDF awards for learning and teaching initiatives

Please note that we are no longer accepting expressions of interest for funding towards TDF awards to support learning and teaching initiatives in 2018/19 academic year. If your expression of interest was successful, please submit a full project bid by Friday 23 March 2018. The 2018 TDF awards will be announced in April.

Funding will become available again to support projects taking place during 2019/20 academic year. Further details will be announced at the end of 2018.

Staff can apply for TDF funding to develop, enhance and share teaching and learning practices to support the University's aim to deliver the highest quality student learning experience.

Each year £60,000 is available to support innovative ideas and projects that encourage staff and students 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.

If you have an idea for a project to enhance learning and teaching, please read the TDF criteria, terms and conditions to find out if you could apply for funding.