Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Funding opportunities

Sources of funding to support teaching and learning enhancement projects.

University sources of funding

Principal's Teaching Award Scheme

How to apply to the scheme, deadlines for applications and information about projects which have been funded previously.

Principal's teaching award scheme

University small projects fund

Innovation Initiative Grants are one-off contributions intended to promote innovation in teaching, research and student provision at The University of Edinburgh, especially where relatively small sums can achieve significant effect.

External funding providers

Higher Education Academy (HEA)

HEA fund teaching development grants available to individuals and departments, as well as themed projects and dissemination opportunities.


JISC funds a wide range of infrastructure, services, innovative projects and studies which make use of information and digital technologies.

European Commission (Education & Training)

Themed calls covering areas including lifelong learning, internationalisation and mobility.

The Carnegie Trust

Small grants (maximum £2,200) to support travel and accommodation associated with personal research activities.