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  • 1. HEA Initiatives and Funding Opportunities – One Click Away!Teaching Development Grant SchemeFunding to support evidence-based research and to encourage innovations in learning andteaching that have the potential for sector-wide impact.- Individual bids: Phase 1 – see awarded bids at: Phase 2 - Call opened 3 January 2012, closed 19 February 2012. Up to £7k for successful bids. Departmental bids:Call opened September 2011, closedNovember 2011. Up to £30k for successful bids. Collaborative bids: Call opened 27 February 2012, closed 22 April 2012. Up to £60k for successful bids. ProgrammeFunding to support PhD studentships with a focus on learning and teaching research.Call opened 3 January 2012, closed10 February 2012. Up to £20k p.a. for successful bids. Scholarship SchemeFunding to support individuals to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK and deliverspecific outcomes for dissemination within the UK sector at the end of the scholarship. Call closed31 January 2012. Up to £20k p.a. for successful bids. Change ProgrammeResponding to the NSS - Call opened 19 December 2011, closed 13 February 2012 for proposals tojoin a Change Programme in engineering. Information at: Academy Programme (2012/13)The HEA‟s flagship institutional change programme, delivered in partnership with the LeadershipFoundation since 2004. Call closed 2 March 2012. Information at: as Partners Change Programme (2012/13)May 2012
  • 2. The programme is aimed at institutions that are committed to developing and implementing aninstitutional change initiative through a partnership between students and staff. Call closed 30April 2012. Information at: Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching,and is open to all higher education institutions in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.Information at: and Seminar Series (discipline)Open Call for discipline (engineering) Seminars and Workshops. £1000 grant available, plus up to£500 additional funds to cover speaker travel/expenses. STEM - Engineering WorkshopsPast events [March-April-May]:1 March 2012 – „Understanding Engineering fundamentals: how and whyare they„fundamental‟?University of Leeds (Dr Anthea Connolly). Information/bookings at: March 2012 – „Embedding Puzzle-based learning in STEM teaching‟.University of Birmingham(Prof Colin Thomas). Information/bookings at: March 2012 – „Chemical Engineering Design Teaching‟.University of Manchester (Dr JarkaGlassey, Newcastle). Information/bookings at: April 2012- „The use of MATLab within engineering degrees‟. University of Sheffield (Dr AnthonyRossiter). Information/bookings at: May 2012 - „Engaging computing and engineering undergraduates on their professionaldevelopment journeys‟. University of Ulster (Dr Margaret Morgan). Information/bookings at: events [June-July]:now open for bookings]7 June 2012 - Understanding the prior learning experiences and learning and teachingexpectations of STEM postgraduate taught students: an institutional and national perspective.Kingston Univeristy, (Michelle Morgan). Information/bookings at: June 2012 - „Curriculum enhancement and innovation – a showcase of HE STEM supportedactivity at Loughborough. Loughborough University (Dr Sarah Bamforth –Dr Simon Steiner - Discipline Lead (Engineering) T +44 (0)1904 717500 M +44 (0) 7920 273407 Skype simon.steiner4
  • 3. CEDE).Information/bookings at: June 2012 - The Effective Use of Learning Environments in the Development of ProjectManagers. Coventry University (Dr Liz Miles). Information/bookings at: Assistant/Demonstrators’ workshops series21 February 2012, held at Loughborough University. See this event, and information on how we might run this eventat your HEI for you.New-to-Teaching (2-day) workshop13/14 June 2012. Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh (joint with Geography and with Built Environment).Information/bookings at: Simon Steiner - Discipline Lead (Engineering) T +44 (0)1904 717500 M +44 (0) 7920 273407 Skype simon.steiner4
  • 4. UK Travel GrantsFunding available for individuals (up to a maximum of £300) and teams (up to a maximum of £500)to attend conferences, network meetings and special interest groups that are being run in the UK. STEM 1st Annual Conference, 12/13 April 2012. Imperial College, LondonThe call for sessions closed on 16 December. See particulars.HEA Annual Conference, 3/4 July 2012. University of Manchester. “Great Expectations – areyou ready?”The call for sessions closed on 13 January. Online bookings opened17 February.See Conference, 19/20 July 2012. University of Sheffield. International Symposium ofEngineering Education: educating the engineers of tomorrow. Conference themesare:Curriculum development, including accreditation and regulations; Employability;Internationalisation/mobility; Learning technologies; Learning spaces; Feedback and assessment.For further information/bookings etc., see Conference, 4/6 September. University of Birmingham. Opportunity forSTEM practitioners(specifically those working in physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering) todiscover the latest developments in the learning and teaching of STEM courses. Important dates: 15th June2012 - Booking deadline for Presenters & Early Bird booking deadline; 30th June 2012 - Registration closes.For further information/bookings etc., see Conference, 18/20 September 2012. Coventry University. The conference is dedicatedto enhancing the quality of higher education in all engineering disciplines and serves as a forumfor the sharing of innovation and good practice. For further information/bookings etc.,see Simon Steiner - Discipline Lead (Engineering) T +44 (0)1904 717500 M +44 (0) 7920 273407 Skype simon.steiner4