Teaching Development and Enhancement Project (TDEP) Awards (Round 2)

The Division are now welcoming applications for funding to the second round of the Division’s Teaching Development and Enhancement Project awards (TDEP). Please return applications to Anna Warrington (Quality Assurance Officer), qa@socsci.ox.ac.uk, by noon on Friday 15 May 2021.

The TDEP awards grant funding to applicants wishing to run a project, event, or activity aimed at enhancing teaching provision at either undergraduate or graduate level, or both. Awards can be made under one of two categories:

(i) DTP related: The development of initiatives which support the sharing of research methods and skills training underpinning the Division’s Doctoral Training Strategy. Awards can be made for up to £10,000.

(ii) General (non-DTP): projects focussing on developing or enhancing learning and teaching for graduates and/or undergraduates. Awards can be made for up to £6,000 for projects benefitting one department, and £10,000 for projects benefitting two or more departments.

Staff members wishing to take the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education are also able to submit an application to support a ‘buy out’, with the agreement of their department.

Eligibility and how to apply

The scheme is open to all departmental academic and CRS staff who teach, plus administrative or technical staff who teach (e.g. certain areas of research skills training) within the Division’s remit. Interested parties will need to submit a brief application to the Division of no more than 3,000 words. All applications will be judged by an academic sub-panel of the Division’s Quality Assurance Committee who will decide which projects to award funding to.

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

The Division are also welcoming applications to the unfunded Teaching Excellence Awards (TEA) scheme, with a deadline of Friday 26 March 2021. A circular with details of the scheme has been sent separately and can be found in the Social Sciences Division Newsletter.

For further information about the scheme, please contact Anna Warrington at qa@socsci.ox.ac.uk