Educational Enhancement

Suitable for: All staff at the University who teach and support learning.

HEFi awards funding for educational enhancement through three funds:

Educational Enhancement Fund (EEF)

The Educational Enhancement Fund provides staff with the opportunity to undertake projects that encourage innovative, evidence-based practices that develop expertise in key areas of academic life and demonstrate pedagogical benefit to students. Funds are available to support projects that will lead to clear outcomes and sustained impact that benefit the University as a whole under the general theme of educational enhancement but particularly in one or more of the areas that are identified for each funding round.

When bidding rounds are announced, project proposals are welcome from any part-time or full-time member of staff who is on the payroll of the University of Birmingham. Staff may apply individually or as part of a team. Further information is available by following the self-enrolment link below: (internal page).

Birmingham-Nottingham Education Partnership Fund (EPF)

The Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham provide money through the Strategic Collaborative Fund (SCF) to fund collaborative education enhancement projects that are led by a member of staff from each institution. Further information is at:

Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education (BRIDGE)

The Birmingham-Illinois Partnership for Discovery, Engagement and Education” (BRIDGE) agreement creates a framework for continued collaboration and investment to grow the strategic partnership between the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An annual ‘BRIDGE Seed Fund’ of $200,000 has been jointly established to stimulate wider academic engagement between the two universities to which faculty members at each institution are encouraged to apply. Details, including the guidelines and application form (when bidding is open) are available on the dedicated website: