The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has committed $1.25 million in funding in 2018 for Teaching and Learning Grants, including Teaching Innovation Grants.

The Teaching Innovation Grants scheme provides funding to UQ staff 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.

Key dates

Round status – open

Action Due date
Call for 2018 applications July 2018
Pitch your Idea sessions Registrations opening soon. Places will be limited.
Develop a Teaching and Learning Grant Application Workshop Monday 3 September 2018, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Closing date for 2018 applications Friday 28 September 2018
Announcement of successful projects Monday 26 November 2018
Projects commence March 2019

Aims of the Teaching Innovation Grants

The aims of the scheme are:

  1. To promote systemic change at UQ for the enhancement of learning and the benefit of the student experience.
  2. To 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.

2018 priority areas

The Teaching Innovation Grants scheme supports projects that are both aligned to UQ’s institutional priorities, as identified in the UQ Student Strategy 2016-2020 and UQ Strategic Plan 2018-2021, and innovative teaching and learning in higher education.

In 2018, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is encouraging applications which address one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Target innovative teaching in large classes.
  • 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 and outcomes of existing tools, innovations or initiatives, including to a different discipline or context.

How to apply

  1. Familiarise yourself with the Teaching Innovation Grants Application Guidelines (PDF, 229KB) and Conditions of Award (PDF, 184KB).
  2. Register to attend a Pitch your Idea session to receive feedback on your idea (these sessions are not compulsory). See Key dates at the top of the page for session information.
  3. Complete the UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Application Form (DOCX, 271KB), including your Budget Template (XLSX, 15KB) and Project Impact Plan (DOCX, 34KB).
  4. Submit your completed UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Application Form to teaching.grants@uq.edu.au by Friday 28 September, 2018.

Application form FAQs

What is meant by Appointment Type in Section B?

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


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

This is the commencement year of your current appointment.


Which personnel should be listed under Section B?

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

ITaLI is hosting 4 Pitch your Idea sessions 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. See Key dates at the top of the page for session details.

There will be a maximum of 4 pitches per session. Each ‘pitch’ is allocated 15 minutes, comprising:

  • A 5 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.

Reporting templates

For current grant recipients, links to progress and final report templates can be found here:

Variations and extensions

If you require an extension to your Early Career Educational Research Grant, please complete the Grant Variation/Extension Request Form (DOCX, 75KB) and email it to teaching.grants@uq.edu.au.