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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


The Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TLIF) provides start-up funding for projects exploring creative and innovative approaches to the enhancement of education.



Applications for 2019-21


Details of how to apply for the 2019-21 round of funding will be provided in due course.

Up to ten grants are normally awarded each year. Any project that has a focus on innovative approaches to enhancing education in the Cambridge teaching and learning context will be considered. While projects that engage with digital education are encouraged, proposals do not need to foreground educational technologies or online learning.

Projects responding to issues with relevance beyond a single subject or discipline are also welcome, and applicants are asked to consider designing in opportunities for collaboration, evaluation and sustainability. 


For details of the application process and what successful applicants can expect, please see 'Applying to TLIF'.

For advice on eligibility and suitable funding requests, please see 'Eligibility'.

For information on the support sessions held for prospective applicants, please see 'Support for Applicants'.

For examples of previous successfully funded projects, please see 'Previous Projects'.



Congratulations to the 2018-20 grant winners


Five grants (with a sixth tentatively agreed subject to agreement on copyright and licensing issues) were awarded:

Project Lead Project Description
Mark Andrews & Abigail Crowther, Judge Business School Using immersive technologies to challenge learner perceptions and aid the development of problem-solving behaviours
Dr Sonja Dunbar, Department of Plant Sciences Redesigning IB NST practicals to develop experimental design skills with students as partners
Dr Annette Mahon, Lucy Cavendish College Exploring the experience of MPhil students at Cambridge: insights for improving student support
Ronak Shah, Keerthi Senthil & Dr Elizabeth Fistein, School of Clinical Medicine Creating and implementing an e-learning module for Clinical School students on "Digital Hygiene" for social media
Dr Flavio Toxvaerd, Faculty of Economics Understanding economic models through interactive graphs: a platform for visualisation and independent student experimentation using Mathematica


The TLIF is coordinated by a sub-committee of the CCTL, the Digital Teaching and Learning Sub-committee (formerly the Teaching and Learning Services Steering Group).

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New teaching and learning newsletter launched

1 November 2019

The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning has recently launched the new Cambridge Teaching & Learning Newsletter , in collaboration with our partners in the Technology-Enabled Learning Programme of the Cambridge University Press. The archives of the newsletter will shortly be available at the link above, as well...

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018-20 Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund

1 October 2019

In the spring of 2019 applications were received for the Teaching, Learning and Innovation Fund awards. We were delighted by the enthusiastic response, with 17 applications received across the University's six Schools. Five * grants were awarded and our congratulations are extended to all the winners: Project Lead Project...