University of Bath

Apply for funding from the Teaching Development Fund (TDF)

Find out how staff can apply for TDF funding for 2018/19 to support projects 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 in 2018/19. Once again, there are two routes to funding. 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 one-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 projects that focus on the theme of Research Engaged Learning, one of the principles of curriculum transformation. 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 14 December 2018 Deadline for Sandpit registration
Wednesday 9 January 2019 Sandpit event takes place on campus
Friday 20 February 2019 Deadline for submitting Full Project Bid (section B of the application form)
During April 2019 Applicants will receive a response about their application

Register for Sandpit

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 11 January 2019 Call for proposals opens
Wednesday 20 February 2019 Deadline for submitting Expression of Interest (section A of the application form)
Thursday 18 April 2019 Deadline for submitting Full Project Bid (section B of the application form)
During May Applicants will receive a response about their application

Download the TDF application form