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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


The Digital Teaching and Learning Sub-committee (formerly the Teaching and Learning Services Steering Group) provides grants every year of between £10,000 and £20,000 to assist with implementing innovative practice in any area of learning and teaching provision: the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TLIF).

The Fund has been developed specifically to provide start-up funding for creative or exploratory projects ineligible for other sources of funding; bids should focus on new approaches or initiatives that enhance learning and teaching in the institution in which the project is to take place. Any innovative project will be considered and need not necessarily be IT-focused. However, bids in support of developing online learning are particularly welcome.

The Sub-committee expects to be able to support up to ten projects each year. 



Featured Projects



For a more detailed list of projects from the past few years, see the TLIF Projects page.



How to Apply


The next round of TLIF applications will be open from January - March 2019. The new call for proposals and updated application forms will be available shortly. Please return to this site for more information in late November.


Note that normally grants will be between £10,000 - £20,000, but exceptionally requests for smaller grants will be considered. Requests primarily or solely for funding the purchase of equipment will not be accepted.

Successful applicants will be asked to contribute to activities sponsored by the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Bids should include how the project's success will be measured and key evaluation criteria. Applicants may find the DIY Evaluation Guide, produced by the Education Endowment Fund, to be helpful. Successful applicants will be asked to report back to the Sub-committee within a year of the funds being allocated, including evaluation of the project's success. Projects should therefore be realistic and take this time constraint into account when submitting a bid.

Please note that the Fund is only available internally to members of the University of Cambridge; bids made from external sources will not be considered.