Funding to boost student education

Funding bids are again being invited to support innovation in education across the University.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund

Funding to boost student education. October 2019

Staff and students can apply for grants of up to £1,000 in the second round of the LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund.

Available for autumn 2019, the money can be spent on travel, research assistant time or catering, for example.

Professor Tina Overton, Director at LITE, said: “After a successful response – both from staff and students – to the launch of this funding, we are delighted to be now inviting bids for a second round of money.

“Again, it’s exciting that this funding is being offered to not only staff but also students University-wide and, hopefully, it will allow us to tap into an 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.

Professor Overton added that collaborative projects and those from teams covering more than one School of Faculty are particularly welcome.

She 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 midnight on Monday 18 November.

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

Please contact Professor Overton on 0113 343 4520 (x34520) or via email for further information.

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