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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.