JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to undertake work under its Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants Programme. Funds up to £75,000 for projects of one year duration are available. JISC has committed at least £600,000 for this activity during the three planned years of this programme.

Circular 4/08: Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants

Circular 4/08: Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants

JISC invites institutions to submit funding proposals for projects to undertake work under the third round of its Learning and Teaching Innovation Grants Programme.

JISC wishes to fund one year projects and activities that fit with the vision, outcomes and principles of the JISC e-Learning programme and support innovative approaches to learning and teaching. This is an open call, and projects dealing with any aspect of e-learning are welcomed. To reduce the initial investment in time and resource needed to develop a traditional JISC proposal and to encourage speculative and innovative ideas from the community bidders are invited to submit outline proposals.

Over the last three rounds of LTIG we have been trailing the use of an online submission system (Bristol Online Surveys) for the submission of initial bids to LTIG. This trial has now ended and the next round will invite the submission of bids via email. However the short form of these initial bids has been retained and we will be strictly enforcing word limits and content restrictions. Please read the guidance and template in full - bids outside of the required parameters will NOT be assessed.

JISC have run three previous rounds of the Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant funding opportunity in May 2008, August 2008 and January 2009. In total the programme has supported nine projects. JISC is continuously working to improve this experimental funding process and as part of this a review of the process was conducted in early 2009, reporting in March 2009. The review included a desk based analysis of bids to the first two rounds along with an examination of the assessment process. As a result, a number of changes to the documentation have been made based on the recommendations of the report. A copy of the report is available to read here.

Bids should be submitted by ELEARNING-BIDS@JISC.AC.UK, using the template provided. Letters of support will not be required at this stage.

Funds between £25,000 to £75,000 for projects of one year duration are available. JISC has committed at least £600,000 for this activity during the three planned years of this programme.

Please note: The lead institution may only submit one proposal per assessment point.

The next deadline for submissions is July 20th 2009.

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