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LSE's Teaching and Learning Centre administers funding for a wide range of activity related to teaching and learning. Applications are welcome from relevant staff across the School - individuals, course teams or whole departments/research centres.

LSE Teaching and Learning Development Fund

This is our core fund, which supports projects aimed at developing innovation in curriculum design, teaching, learning and assessment, as well as new approaches to student orientation and academic skills enhancement. For information about making an application, see our Teaching and Learning Development Fund: FAQs page where you will find details of the criteria for funding, information about application deadlines and an application form.

If your application requires less than £750 of funding, you can use our short online application form.

There are three funding rounds for 2016/17:

Michaelmas Term:  26 September - 25 November

Lent Term:  9 January - 27 March (extended)

Summer Term: 24 April - 30 June (extended)

LSE Departmental Development Fund

Teaching and Learning Centre funding can be used to contribute to departmental costs for awaydays and developmental events related to interdisciplinary teaching. This funding could be used to cover the costs of external speakers or facilitators, for instance, or other expert support and necessary resources. An Academic Departmental Awaydays form (Word) should be completed in the first instance. If you wish to discuss ideas for other departmental training, and/or development, please contact your Teaching and Learning Centre departmental adviser.  

LSE Heads of Departments Fund

We also administer funding aimed primarily at supporting Heads of Departments. This could cover a wide variety of activity: funding external management training or access to an experienced coach, succession planning, or the planning and implementation of departmental events relating to teaching or research strategy. To discuss ideas, Heads of Departments should contact Dr Claire Gordon, Head, LSE Teaching and Learning Centre ( in the first instance.


Please note that we do not fund academic conferences or projects that are primarily about the use of new technology in teaching. For the latter, please see Learning Technology and Innovation Grants.