Apply for funding to boost student education at Leeds

A new fund of up to £1,000 to support innovation in education across the University has been launched by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

LITE Catalyst Fund March 2019

Staff and students can apply for the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund, which provides a small project grant of £1,000 to help boost student education at Leeds. Funding is available for summer 2019 or the 2019/20 academic year, and can be spent on travel, research assistant time or catering, for example.

Professor Tina Overton, Director at LITE, said: “This new funding offer is just one way in which we are widening opportunity to both students and staff help improve student education at Leeds.

“It’s particularly exciting that this funding is being offered to students University-wide and hopefully it will allow us to tap into a valuable insight from a student’s perspective.

“If you have a good idea for an innovation or you have a project that would benefit from a modest amount of funding, then we welcome your application.”

Project outputs will be evaluated and disseminated internally and externally by grant holders to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at Leeds.

Collaborative projects and those from teams covering more than one School of Faculty are particularly welcome.

Professor Overton added: “Staff-led projects should include a contribution from the student body in an advisory or partnership role, whereas student-led projects may also include staff of the University in an advisory or partnership role, but must have a named member of staff who can advise LITE whether the project aligns with the needs of the School or service.”

To apply, complete the online application form by 11.59pm on Monday 29 April 2019. 

Applicants should discuss project ideas with Heads of School/service prior to application and, if successful, LITE will confirm that project has its support.

Student-led projects may not use the funding to support credit-bearing activity, such as modules they are enrolled in.

Please contact Professor Overton on 0113 343 4520 or via email at for further information.

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