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New University grants for educational innovation


25 August 2014

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Pip Pattison is delighted to announce that funding of approximately $500,000 is available in Semester Two, 2014 to support educational innovation projects in faculties.

There are two categories of grants: Small Educational Innovation Grants provide funding of up to $8000, while Large Educational Innovation Grants provide funding of up to $35,000 to support large educational innovation projects.

"The grants are designed to encourage faculty or cross-faculty innovations in teaching and learning, and are open to full-time or part-time faculty staff," said Professor Pattison.

"The grants will support work that involves the creative application of existing approaches and technologies, or the development of novel approaches and technologies to one or more units of study in order to improve students' learning experiences."

Proposals should be aligned with the University of Sydney 2011-15 Strategic Plan and applications addressing one or more of the following will be prioritised:

  • 'engaged enquiry' as a mode of learning
  • more effective approaches to feedback and assessment
  • deeper learning engagement through effective class and/or peer interaction
  • creative use of existing technologies or approaches, or the development of new technologies or approaches, to improve the quality and effectiveness of learning experiences and learning outcomes.

The Education Portfolio will hold an information session for potential applicants on Friday 19 September. Find out more about the scheme and register for the information session.

The closing date for grant applications is Friday 14 November 2014 and funds will need to be expended and reported on by December 2015.