Archived – No grants are being offered under this scheme.

In 2016 the Technology-Enhanced Learning Grants (TEL Grants) and the UQ Early Career Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EC-SoTL) Grant scheme were consolidated into the Teaching Innovation Grants (TIG) scheme. 

Information on the TIG scheme can be found here

Information regarding the archived TEL Grants is below.

Technology-Enhanced Learning Grants (TEL Grants) provide funding to staff at UQ to investigate, develop and/or implement technology-enhanced initiatives in teaching and learning.  In 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) committed $2.39 million in funding for TEL Grants.


TEL Grants aim to achieve the following:

  • promote strategic change at UQ for the enhancement of learning and the benefit of the student experience; and
  • develop effective mechanisms for the identification, development, dissemination and embedding of good individual and organizational practice, including addressing particular contextual barriers to taking on the good practice identified.

Proposals can suggest technology-enhanced learning strategies, digital solutions to disciplinary and cross-disciplinary educational problems and processes, and creative opportunities to improve student learning with digital tools.  

2015 Priority Areas

In 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) encouraged applications in the following priority areas where the project will:

  1. Target large courses and/or program-level change.
  2. Deepen our understanding of data about learner activities and stimulate development of learning analytic tools that support research on student learning and retention.
  3. Add value to the on-campus experience for students.
  4. Develop the graduate attribute ‘ ability to engage effectively and appropriately with information and communication technologies’.
  5. Increase the flexibility of modes of study.
  6. Provide innovative assessment and feedback especially for large classes.

Pitch your Idea 

Sponsored by ITaLI, there will be an opportunity to pitch your idea and to receive valuable feedback on your project design and how you propose to interface with technologies. Each pitch is allocated 15 minutes – comprising a 5-minute presentation on the rationale for the project and the proposed approach (no more than 2 slides) followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.  There will be a maximum of 4 pitches per session which will be held on Level 4 of the Learning Innovation Building. Representatives from ITaLI, TELSC, eLearning Operational Forum, ITS, and Faculty educational/learning designers will provide feedback.  


Submissions for the 2015 round have closed. Advice for the 2016 round will be posted in April 2016. 


Overview of previously successful applications
Successful Proposals 2015
Successful Proposals – Round 2, 2014  
Successful Proposals – Round 1, 2014
Guidelines and Proposal Format
Budget Template
Progress Report
Final Report

Timelines for 2015

Tuesday 28 April 2015 Call for 2015 Technology-Enhanced Learning Grant applications.
Friday 12 June, 2pm to 3pm; and Wednesday 17 June, 12pm to 1pm

Sponsored by ITaLI, these two sessions are an opportunity to ‘pitch your idea’ and receive feedback from ITaLI, TELSC, ITS, eLearning Operational Forum members and potential collaborators. These sessions are not compulsory.

Friday 17 July 2015 5:00PM Closing date for 2015 Technology-Enhanced Learning Grant applications.
Monday 14 September 2015 Notification to applicants
October 2015 Projects commence.