The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has committed $1.25 million in funding in 2019 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

Due date Action
June 2019 Call for 2019 Teaching Innovation Grant applications
6 June 2019, 10am–12pm

Developing a Successful Teaching and Learning Grant Application: Information Session.


July 2019

Sponsored by ITaLI, sessions will be arranged to ‘Pitch your Idea’ and receive feedback from ITaLI, ITS, eLearning Operational Forum members and potential collaborators. These sessions are not compulsory. 

  • 24 July 2019, 3–4pm, Room: 17-425
  • 24 July 2019, 10–11am, Room: 17-425
  • 8 August 2019, 11am–12pm, Room: 17-202a
  • 16 August 2019, 2–3pm, Room: 17-202a
  • 22 August 2019, 2.30–3.30pm, Room: 17-202a


31 July 2019 Confirm Intent to Apply for a Teaching Innovation Grant by submitting a short project abstract. This is not compulsory, but highly recommended.
30 August 2019, 5pm Closing date for Teaching Innovation Grant applications
Late November 2019 Announcement of successful projects
March 2020 Projects commence

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.

2019 Strategic Innovation 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 2019, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) encourages applications which seek to innovate teaching and learning and address one or more of the following areas:

  • Target innovative teaching in large classes.
  • Investigate innovative or authentic assessment, and feedback practices.
  • Increase the flexibility of modes of study.
  • Experiential learning, that is learning through direct experiences linked to applied contexts
  • Increase active learning, including but not limited to collaborative learning, for an enriched student experience.
  • Deepen our understanding of data about learner activities, and stimulate the development of learning analytics 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, 297KB) and Conditions of Award (PDF, 140KB).
  2. Confirm your Intent to Apply submitting a short project abstract.
  3. 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 the Information Session.
  4. Complete the UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Application Form (DOCX, 106KB), including your Project Impact Plan (DOCX, 65KB).
  5. Submit your completed UQ Teaching Innovation Grants Application Form to by Friday 30 August 2019, 5pm.

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. As a guide, include only team members whose percentage contribution to the project are greater than 10%. Collaborators/champions could be included in a sub-heading under Section C6.

Do I need to have the form signed by all Associate Deans (Academic) and Heads of School for all team members?

Yes. Please have the application form signed by the appropriate persons for all team members with a percentage contribution of greater than 10%.

Workshops and information sessions

Pitch your Idea sessions

ITaLI is hosting five 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.


Information session

Developing a Teaching and Learning Grant Application Workshop

  • Date/time: 6 June 2019, 10am–12pm


This workshop is aimed at staff who are interested in applying for teaching and learning focussed grants. This session does not focus on a particular grant scheme, but rather provides advice and tips common to all. It takes time to develop an application and this session serves as an opportunity to start that process.

Participants will:

1. Understand how to structure an effective application 
2. Hear from previous successful grant applicants and how they pitched their grant idea and commenced planning for their application 
3. Find out who to contact for help and advice, and
4. Network.

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, 61KB) and email it to


Past recipients