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Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning


Over the last seven years the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund has awarded grants to 45 projects; an average of 7.5 projects per year.

Reviewing the proposals successful in securing a grant indicates that while projects with a strong digital focus have certainly flourished, there have also been a number of projects over the years that were not explicitly related to technology-enhanced learning. This year the fund again encourages creative and exploratory projects that focus on enhancing or innovating educational practices at Cambridges, and notes that non-technological projects are also welcome.

The TLIF can award up to ten grants per year, to a maximum value of £20,000 each, though the majority of previous project required smaller budgets.

While previously projects have identified with single disciplines or departments, we strongly encourage multi-disciplinary or collaborative teams, or projects that focus on issues with relevance to other disciplines or contexts.



Featured Projects




2017-18 Awards


Last year’s bids were particularly strong, with a number of proposed projects offering clear benefit at the pilot stage and potential for wider applicability across the collegiate University.



Department affiliation

Project title

Dr Mark Gotham


"Cut Outs": An automated generator of music theory exercises for all" (visit the website) 

John Harding

Disability Resource Centre

ALLY - supporting lecturers in making all course material accessible

Dr Noel Rutter

Materials Science and Metallurgy

Increasing the effectiveness of learning and teaching via collaborative production of video content in Engineering and Materials Science

Dr Tomasz Matys
Dr Karen Eley


Enhancing radiology learning using digital case repository and 3D printing

Dr Maurice Chiodo

Mathematical Sciences

Professional ethics: teaching the ethics of mathematics to mathematicians

Elizabeth Tilley

University Library

Cambridge libraries open educational resource for pre-arrival masters students



Previous Years


2016-17 Awards

2015-16 Awards

2014-15 Awards

2013-14 Awards

2012-13 Awards

2011-12 Awards


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