The Research Development Fund

This strand provides staff with the opportunity to contribute to advancing our knowledge in key areas of Higher Education teaching and learning to provide an evidence-base for informing future practice and decision-making.


The Research Development Fund will draw on the theme of Education for Sustainable Futures and will invite projects that:

  • Advance knowledge in embedding sustainability (including the Sustainable Development Goals) into the curriculum through pedagogic approaches;
  • Develop new approaches to employability within the curriculum;
  • Seek to integrate the updated Graduate Attributes into teaching and supporting learning activity;
  • Have a focus on Education 4.0 and teaching in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Consider developing suitable proposals for the Collaborative Fund in future years.

Funding requests for this strand will normally be expected to be up to £5k.

For the application form and guidance please contact us at:

Submit the completed form to by the deadline of Monday 01 November 2021 at midday. Late submissions will not be accepted.

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