Round Status: Closed

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has committed $1 million in funding in 2017 for Teaching and Learning Grants, including the Teaching Innovation Grants and the Early Career Educational Research (ECER) Grants.


The aim of the Teaching Innovation Grants scheme is to provide funding to staff at UQ to investigate, develop and/or implement initiatives in teaching and learning that enhance the student experience and/or improve the quality of educational outcomes for students.

The Teaching Innovation Grants scheme aims to achieve the following:

  • Promote systemic 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 organisational practice, including addressing particular contextual barriers to taking on the good practice identified.

2017 Priority Areas

The Teaching Innovation Grants scheme supports projects that are aligned to UQ’s institutional priorities, as identified in the UQ Student Strategy, as well as issues of importance to teaching and learning in higher education.

In 2017, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is encouraging applications in the following priority areas where the project will:

  • Target large courses and/or program-level change.
  • Investigate innovative assessment, e-assessment and feedback practices, especially for large classes.
  • Increase the flexibility of modes of study.
  • Increase active learning for an enriched campus experience for students.
  • Deepen our understanding of data about learner activities and stimulate development of learning analytic tools that support research on student learning and retention.
  • Expand the adoption of existing tools.
  • Key Dates



    Due Date

    Call for 2017 Teaching Innovation Grant applications


    Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    Pitch your Idea sessions

    ITaLI & Applicants

    Friday 9 June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
    Tuesday 13 June, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
    Monday 19 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Tuesday 20 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm 

    Places are limited. Please register here.

    Closing date for 2017 Teaching Innovation Grant applications


    Friday 28 July, 2017

    Announcement of successful projects


    Monday 9 October, 2017

    Projects commence


    November 2017

  • How to Apply

    Step one: Familiarise yourself with the Teaching Innovation Grants Application Guidelines (refer to the UQ Documentation section below)

    Step two: Register to attend a Pitch your Idea session to receive feedback on your idea (these sessions are not compulsory). Places are limited. Please register here.

    Step three: Complete the UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Application Form

    Step four: Submit your completed UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Applications Form to

  • UQ Documentation
  • Application Form FAQs

    Q: What is meant by Appointment Type in Section B?

    A: This is your current appointment type, for example, Teaching Focused, Teaching and Research Focused, Research Focused etc.

    Q: Should Year of Appointment in Section B be the current or original year?

    A: This is the commencement year of your current appointment.

    Q: Which personnel should be listed under Section B?

    A: Core team members only - those people who are actively working on the project. Section B is for the people who are doing the majority of the project work. Collaborators/champions could be included in a sub-heading under Section C6.

  • Workshops and Information Sessions

    Pitch your Idea Sessions

    ITaLI is hosting four Pitch your Idea sessions in June to provide applicants with the opportunity to pitch their idea and receive valuable feedback and advice on their project design prior to submitting an application. The sessions will be held as follows:

    • Friday 9 June, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
    • Tuesday 13 June, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
    • Monday 19 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm
    • Tuesday 20 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm 

    There will be a maximum of four pitches per session. Each ‘pitch’ is allocated 15 minutes, comprising:

    • a five minute presentation on the rationale of the project and the proposed approach (no more than 2 slides)
    • 10 minutes of Q&A

    These sessions are not compulsory. Places are limited. Please register here.

  • 2017 Winning applications

    Details on successful applications can be found here.

  • Previously successful applications

    The previously successful applications can be found here.

  • Reporting

    Links to progress and final report templates can be found below:

  • Contact information

    For further information contact:
    Teaching Awards and Grants Officer
    Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI)