Applications welcome for the 2022-23 Teaching Development and Enhancement Project (TDEP) Awards

The Social Sciences Division is now welcoming applications for funding to the Divisional Teaching Development and Enhancement Project (TDEP) awards scheme for 2022-23. Please return applications to Jonny Barnes (Quality Assurance Officer),, by Friday 6 January 2023.

The division allocates £30,000 on an annual basis to support the development of learning and teaching across the division with a benefit for graduate students, undergraduate students, or both. Grants up to either £6,000 or £10,000 will be made depending on the scope of the project:

1) Grants up to £6,000 can be awarded to projects likely to directly benefit students from a single department or unit, or as a buy-out for staff wishing to take the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

2) Grants up to £10,000 can be awarded to projects likely to benefit students in multiple departments/units. Projects focussed on the development of initiatives which support the sharing of research methods and skills training are also eligible.

Criteria for award is broad, and grants can be used to support a diverse range of work. Funds can be used to support entirely new provision, the development of existing provision, or to fund an aspect of a larger project. Eligible projects may encompass a range of activity including the purchase of learning technology or teaching material, the production of teaching material, or as ‘buy-outs’ of staff resource. Grants may also be awarded to underpin the cost of delivering a pilot project, in order to establish demand.

Eligibility and how to apply

The scheme is open to staff who teach in disciplines and subject areas within the Division’s remit. The scheme is open to departmental academic and contract research staff who teach, plus administrative or technical staff who teach (e.g. certain areas of research skills training). A separate scheme exists for library staff who should consult the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).

Applications may be made by individual staff members, by a team/group, or on behalf of a committee.

Please refer to the guidance notes for full information about eligibility and submitting an application.


For further information about the scheme, please contact Jonny Barnes at