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.
Summer Term applications to the Teaching and Learning Development Fund have now closed. We will be opening our call for Michaelmas Term applications in the autumn.
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 departmental adviser at LSE.
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 Head of Academic Development Dr Neil McLean (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
LSE Researcher Development Fund
The Teaching and Learning Centre also administers a Researcher Development Fund aimed at supporting student and staff led initiatives in the area of professional development for early career researchers. See our Researcher Development Fund page for more information.
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.