Students Staff

1 October 2015

TALIF @ Essex: on the look out for your bright ideas…

Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) issues 2015-16 call for applications

Have you got an innovative, creative idea that you want to develop and try out in your teaching?

Could you use some funding to support you?TALIF icon (LIME GREEN)

If so, why not put together an application to TALIF?

The University of Essex’s Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) has been supporting staff to develop their teaching and support of learning in creative and innovative ways since 1998. To date the fund has supported more than 100 initiatives right across the University.

TALIF is changing…

From this year, TALIF is returning to its roots and wholly devoting its funds to supporting individuals who want to develop their teaching practice creatively by trying out new ideas and approaches. In this way it will complement the institutional character of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)’s Education Strategy Fund, from which grants are available to drive forward departmental / sectional level initiatives in support of the University’s Education Strategy and associated action plans.

How can you apply?

Any member of staff with teaching and learning support responsibilities may apply for funding, up to a maximum of £5,000 per grant. Students are welcome to apply (with appropriate academic sponsorship) and each year £1,000 may be reserved to fund a student-led project.

In short, TALIF wants to help individual colleagues develop into the best educators they can be and to harness the talents of all members of our academic community, including our students, in support of enhancing our Essex education.

Applications for funding can be made to support innovation in any field of teaching and learning practice. If they dovetail with the following areas, which are central to the University’s Education Strategy, then so much the better:

  • Research in the curriculum
  • Community
  • Engagement
  • Learning environment

The closing date for applications this year is 5pm on Friday 27 November 2015.

Full information about the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund and how to apply can be found on the  TALIF webpage.

We have scheduled a drop-in session for those interested in finding out more about TALIF on Thursday 8 October 2015 from 12.30pm to –2.30pm in 4SA.6.19 (HR Training). Simply come along; no need to book. If you miss this opportunity, please contact Ruth Windscheffel if you have any queries or would like to discuss a potential project.

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