Funding opportunities


ILT Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund

The ILT Learning Enhancement and Innovation fund 2015-16 has funded 10 projects. All the projects have started in October 2015, and will complete in July 2016. Find out more about each project from their project blog below:

  1. Empowerment in Teaching and Learning, Melanie Crofts, Social Sciences
  2. Peer Assessment, John Turnbull, Health
  3. Digital Leaders, Helen Caldwell, Education
  4. Teaching with Tablets MOOC, Helen Caldwell, Education
  5. Evaluating Blended Learning, Elaine Batchelor, Education
  6. Evaluating Foundation Programme, Helen Scott, Education
  7. Collaborare and disseminate, Simon Sneddon, Social Sciences
  8. Hidden Voices, Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Social Sciences
  9. Mobile technologies for assessment, Jean Edwards, Education

The ILT Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund 2014-15 has funded 12 projects. All the projects have started in October 2014 and completed in July 2015:

  1. Park Life, Nick Cartwright, Social Sciences
  2. Opps for Apps, Sonya Andermahr, Arts
  3. DNA-fc, Lee Machado, Health
  4. Apps for innovation, Helen Scott, Education
  5. ILOOC revisited, Simon Sneddon, Social Sciences
  6. Blended approaches to improve student independent learning, William Wise, Science & Technology
  7. Online and blended learning simulated role play, Ross Prior, Arts
  8. The Mentor MOOC, Kate Swinton, LLS
  9. Blending with Brisbane, Kathleen Mortimer, NBS
  10. DECO, Kelly Preece, Arts
  11. Follow Northampton, Drew Gray, Social Sciences
  12. From Material to Virtual, Sri-Kartini Leet, Arts

The ILT Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund 2013-14 has funded seven projects. All the projects have completed in July 2014:

  1. Teaching Assistants in International Schools, Estelle Tarry, School of Education
  2. Animations for Sports Psychology, Natalie Walker, School of Health
  3. Skills Hub: Review, Redesign, Rebuild, Georgina Dimmock, LLS
  4. Gateway MBA, Rachel Fitzgerald, Maggie Anderson, Ross Thompson, NBS
  5. Follow Northampton, Drew Gray, Sabine Coady SCHAEBITZ, School of Social Sciences
  6. ILOOC, Nick Cartwright, Simon Sneddon, School of Social Sciences
  7. MASHABLE, Matthew McCormack, School of Social Sciences

Undergraduate Research Bursaries (URB@N)

URB@N stands for Undergraduate Research Bursaries at Northampton. It is a bursary scheme offering opportunities for current undergraduate students to participate in a pedagogic research project taking place at the university.

URB@N enables undergraduate students to be funded to work with academics as 'novice researchers' on pedagogic projects. Each project has a named academic leader who acts as supervisor. Rather than being discipline-focussed, research projects are centred on learning and teaching and are explored through student voices. Academic staff members from schools across the institution and partner colleges, are encouraged to propose research questions which have the potential to benefit the department, school and/or institution and which will ultimately impact positively on the student experience.

Under the guidance of the academic supervisor, students who are successfully selected for the scheme are involved in the design, data collection, analysis and dissemination of the research. On successful completion of the project, students receive a tax-free bursary payment of £500.

Some examples of the topic areas investigated in previous projects have included:

  • Student experience of transition into university
  • Student use of assessment feedback
  • Issues surrounding seminar participation
  • Student engagement with employability
  • Student use of technology enhanced learning
  • Inclusivity in the curriculum
  • The learning needs of international students

The URB@N scheme runs each year at the University of Northampton, culminating in the presentation of work at the annual Learning and Teaching conference.

Click here for more information about URB@N.

European funding

This presentation provides information about the ERASMUS+ and Marie Curie funding opportunities.

ILT offers support for people wanting to put together bids related to learning and teaching, please contact to discuss your ideas.