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Bid for teaching and learning project funding

12 Jun 2015

Come to launch event at University Place on Wednesday, 8 July or drop in session on Monday, 13 July

The Centre for Higher Education Research, Innovation and Learning (CHERIL) is launching a programme of project funding for the 2015-16 academic year.

CHERIL, based in the Manchester Institute of Education, aims to:

  • Provide University Senior Management with strategic advice on developments in teaching and learning across the sector and to identify agendas for research into higher education (HE)
  • Promote original, rigorous educational research into pedagogy, policy and practice in HE, through externally funded research and innovation projects (eg, the HEA collaborative projects) across the field and within The University.
  • Promote inquiry into practice in HE teaching, through an evidence-based’ approach, exploring particular issues and creative responses, evaluating the impact of interventions in terms of ‘what works’ (i.e. impact analysis) and ‘how does it work’ (to enable other to learn from trialled approaches), and by maintaining a network and website that archives key publications and promotes colleagues’ reporting of pedagogical innovations.
  • Serve institutional needs of The University of Manchester, by helping University and Faculty teaching agendas to engage with day to day academic teaching practice, and by feeding back the findings and evidence of colleagues involved with frontline teaching to senior management.

Following a successful programme of project funding during the 2014-15 academic year, the CHERIL Leadership Group have a new programme for the 2015-16 academic year.

The Centre is interested in funding projects that support its broad aims and particularly welcomes bids in the following areas:

  • Learning effectiveness
  • Learning Gain
  • Teaching Excellence Frameworks
  • Changes to secondary education and implications for transition to higher education
  • Review of External Examining

It is anticipated that in most cases individual project funding will not exceed £20,000 and in many cases will be considerably less. Bids in excess of £20,000 will be considered but will need to include a detailed breakdown of funding requirements, and will be subject to additional scrutiny.

The Centre will be hosting an event to launch the funding programme on Wednesday, 8 July 2015 (10am-2pm) University Place 2.220.

The Centre will also be holding a ‘drop-in’ afternoon on Monday, 13 July 2015 to give those interested in bidding the opportunity to discuss the themes above and explore potential collaborations.


To register your attendance at either of the above events or to access the full funding pack, visit: