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 focus on curriculum transformation and a view to at least one 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

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.

This year (2018/19), £32,000 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.

In 2018/19, there are two routes to funding. The first is via a sandpit event, the second is a written proposal. Find out how you can apply for TDF funding for 2018/19.