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Innovative Practice Grants 2023-24

Advance HE’s new Innovative Practice Grants support our Small, Specialist, Independent and College-Based HE members from within the UK in sharing good practice and impactful initiatives.

Advance HE’s new Innovative Practice Grants are designed to support our Small, Specialist, Independent and College-Based HE members from within the UK in sharing good practice and impactful initiatives through small grant funding for case studies. 

Sharing good practice and learning from each other is a cornerstone of how we support our member institutions. Through funding small case studies, the Innovative Practice Grants are an opportunity for Small, Specialist, Independent and College-Based HE members to share success stories about higher education projects that have had a demonstrable impact on their staff or students.   

Grants of £500 will be awarded to successful applicants from Advance HE Small, Specialist, independent and College-Based HE member institutions to provide short case studies of recent practice (750-1000 words) that align to the core themes. 

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Applications are open!

You have until Friday 22 March 2024, 23:59 to submit your application. 

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Themes

This year, we are looking for case studies which align to the following themes:

Innovations in teaching and learning 

Initiatives or projects that share innovative and forward-looking approaches to teaching and supporting learning such as student engagement, employability, assessment, student retention, technology-enhanced learning, or engaging with the Professional Standards Framework and staff development. 

Building inclusion and belonging

Initiatives or projects that share impactful and engaging examples of building inclusion and equality on campus such as student or staff training initiatives, gender/race or other equality projects, strategic data collection and analysis, innovative policy development, or projects to embed/support engagement with inclusion. 

Engaging leadership

Initiatives or projects that share how leadership is used to make a difference such as, student leadership projects, research leadership, leading change or culture programmes, diversifying leadership, staff leadership development, or projects that display an innovative approach to leadership

Applications are open

Use the link below to submit your application via the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Networks@advance-he.ac.uk. 

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Summary of Key Dates

  • Application deadline: 22 March 2024 (23:59 GMT) 
  • Successful applicants notified: w/c 22 April 2024 
  • Case Study submissions deadline: 07 June 2024 

Other Information

Exclusivity

For transparency, it is expected that the final report and outputs are primarily shared with Advance HE member institutions. Successful applicants wishing to share their published submissions outside member institutions are kindly requested to ask for permission in writing beforehand. Any such requests should be submitted to: communications@advance-he.ac.uk.

Payment

Each grant is worth £500, and this scheme is only open to applications from Small and Specialist or College-Based member institutions. Payment will be made to the member institution. To enable this, Advance HE may request the completion of a supplier set-up form once the grant is awarded.

Advance HE will supply a Purchase Order for the grant funding. Institutions will need to raise an invoice for payment of the grant funding. Advance HE requires this invoice to be submitted by a set deadline to ensure payment. Payment will only be made on receipt of an invoice from the institution.

Questions

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact: Networks@advance-he.ac.uk.
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Other Grant schemes for members

Global Impact Grants

Global practice sharing and learning is a cornerstone of the support that Advance HE provides for member institutions. Through funding small case studies, our Global Impact Grants are an opportunity for international Advance HE members to share success stories about higher education projects that have had a demonstrable impact on their staff or students.  The case studies are available to members as examples of international best practices. 

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Collaborative Development Fund 

The 2023-24 Collaborative Development Fund supports the development of our members by addressing key sector challenges together, through a series of innovative projects. By tackling important sector concerns collectively, the funding awarded by Advance HE helps our members to find new solutions and benefit from the shared learning of what works.

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