Centre for Learning and Teaching

Teaching Development Fund (TDF)

Call for TDF proposals now open!

Call for Proposals [Word template]

Pro forma A: Expression of Interest [Word template]

Pro forma B: Full Project Bid [Word template]

Assessment criteria for project proposals

Submission deadline for Round 2 full project bids

  • Monday 18 September 2017 (5pm)

We are committed to supporting innovation and developments in learning and teaching. Each year funding is made available through a bidding process for individuals and teams. 

A total of £60,000 has been allocated for projects starting from 1 August 2017 and 1 December 2017 respectively. There will be two bidding opportunities this year.

As a successful project holder, you will be encouraged and supported to disseminate the outcomes of your work through early collaboration with potential users and through local and national publications and events.

Student involvement is a core component of all funded projects and cross-departmental collaboration is strongly encouraged. You might also be interested in the Student Learning Associates (SLA) programme. With funding from the TDF this scheme provides funding, training and support enabling students and staff to collaborate on projects dedicated to improving the learning experience at Bath. Find out more about the Student Learning Associates programme and apply

Use a TDF project to support your FHEA application

Being part of a TDF project can be used in an application for fellowship via the Bath Scheme. Find out more about the Bath Scheme and FHEA application process.

TDF Travel Fund; external impact and profile

Funding is available, on a first-come-first-served basis (subject to appropriate criteria and application process), to any staff who teach or support learning at the University for the purpose of raising their and the University’s teaching profile and reputation externally.

TDF aims and objectives

Aim

The aim of the Teaching Development Fund is to enable staff and students to develop, enhance and share teaching and learning practices to support the University's aim to deliver the highest quality student learning experience.

Objectives

  • To provide funding for projects led by staff and/or students that seek to enhance learning and teaching
  • To provide funding for projects led by staff and/or students that seek to explore innovative developments in teaching and learning
  • To create opportunities for staff and students to exchange practice and ideas through Departmental/Faculty/School and University-wide dissemination in order to achieve maximum impact.

Timeline for TDF

TDF Round 1: 2017

Monday 9 January Call for Proposals Open
Monday 20 February Deadline for Expressions of Interest
Tuesday 21 March Expressions of interest recommended to ULTQC for approval
Tuesday 30 May Deadline for full project bids
Tuesday 11 July Recommendations submitted to ULTQC for approval
Tuesday 1 August Funding released and projects start


TDF Round 2: 2017

Tuesday 30 May Deadline for Expressions of Interest
Tuesday 11 July Expressions of interest recommended to ULTQC for approval
Monday 18 September Deadline for full project bids
Tues 7 November Recommendations submitted to ULTQC for approval
Friday 1 December Funding released and projects start

Further information, advice and guidance

Please email acdev@bath.ac.uk if you have any queries about bidding for TDF.