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Seed fund for teaching development

Find out how to apply for funding to support smaller-scale innovation projects.

Funding Criteria

The TDF (Teaching Development Fund) has a Seed Fund to enable members or students (in collaboration with at least one academic member of staff) to support smaller-scale innovation projects and the initial development of larger-scale ideas, with no cross-departmental collaboration necessary.

Please note that the TDF Seed supports activities that relate to learning and teaching, not content or curriculum.

To ensure fair allocation, the maximum amount an individual may claim is £1000.

How to apply for funding

Funding requests will be accepted twice this academic year, by the 28th February (now closed) and then at 27th April (now closed).

The panel has decided to open Seed for a third round of Funding, deadline is the 7th July 2022.

To apply for funding, submit an application form

Receiving payment

If your application is successful, the agreed amount will be made as a lump sum into a project K account.

Reporting back about your funding

Following the funding being given, outcomes will need to be made available to share more widely with University colleagues. This could be in the form of a blog post or a short talk at a forthcoming CLT Lunchtime Hub and/or EduFest, the University's annual learning and teaching conference. In the first instance, please email a brief synopsis to

Find out about funding to support learning and teaching

Find out about funding to support learning and teaching


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