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Institute for Learning Innovation and Development - Archived, not updated.

Funding innovation in Education

ILIaD is no longer active.

During 2016, a review of ILIaD concluded that the continuing provision of effective and sustainable support for staff development and technology-enhanced education would be best addressed by embedding the functions previously based in ILIaD within iSolutions, the Library, the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, and Human Resources.   

As an interim measure, if you have a question or require support in any of these areas, please contact either HR; your Business Relationship Manager (iSolutions); Academic Engagement Librarian (Library) or the newly formed Centre for Higher Education Practice and they will be able to redirect you as appropriate.

Education Enhancement Fund
Education Enhancement Fund

The Education Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports innovative and creative projects which will add value to the student experience and help to make Southampton distinctive.

In recent years a wide variety of student focussed activities have and continue to be funded, activities that enhance the student learning experience or the broader student experience at the University.

This year's successfully funded (or part funded) bids include:

Project Lead Faculty/Service Description                                                                                                                 
Dr Julie Wintrup Health Sciences Developing global health citizens through international networks and digital literacies
Dr Chris Fuller History Wireless notation during lectures and seminars
Hannah Rottenburg & team Student bid Horrible Histology
Dr Eleanor Quince, Dr Sally Hayward, Alastair McDonald, Sarah Rogers, Fiona Harvey                               Humanities, Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences, Engineering, ILIaD Pathbrite Pilot
Dr Arnau Valladares-Esteban Social Sciences

Digitalization and Recording of classes

SUSU Performing Arts Student bid Music Lessons for non-music students
Professor Simon Kemp Engineering and the Environment             Educating Global Citizens - Student research Symposium
Judith Locke Biological Sciences Zany Zebras, urban ecology and natural history expertise

Application Process

The Education Enhancement Fund is under review for the year 2016/17. EEF will not be accepting applications to the fund at the current time.

If you are interested in other funding opportunities please contact the Annual Giving Team  annualgiving@southampton.ac.uk in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to discuss further.

Governance arrangements

The Fund is overseen by an Advisory Group that consists of students and staff of the University. The terms of reference of that group are as follows:

The accountability for the use of the fund will be to the students and alumni of the University and within the standards set in the Standing Financial Orders of the University.

Examples of previously funded projects

Portus Multidisciplinary Field School (Humanities); Student Consultancy (Humanities); Lifelab (Social & Human Sciences); SUSU TV (SUSU); Feedback Conference (ILIaD); Southampton Feedback Champions (CITE/Humanities); Library Opening Hours Pilot (Library); Mental Health Conference (SUSU); Inverting the Chemistry Classroom for Non-chemists (FNES); Formula Student (FEE)

External Funding Opportunities

There are a number of external funding opportunities for a range of educational projects. These can be short and longer term funding and can come from a range of professional bodies and disciplines.

ILIaD is able to support, advise and in some institutional bids (in partnership with QSAT) coordinate applications for these bids. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in applying for external funding.

Associations that it is worth monitoring for these calls include:

SEDA - Staff and Educational Development Association

HEA - Higher Education Academy

JISC - Joint Information Systems Committee

QAA - Quality Assurance Association

CRA - Centre for Recording Achievement

ALT - Association for Learning Technology

Members of ILIaD are on project boards and are trustees of some of these professional bodies and may be able to advise or put you in contact with them as appropriate.

All calls will be posted on the ILIaD Community of Practice blog, Follow the blog.

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