Funding opportunities

The latest funding opportunities from the Higher Education Academy.

Research funding: the impact of HE reforms on learning and teaching

The HEA invites proposals for innovative new research that provides insights into the impact and implications of the shifting higher education landscape for the status of teaching and learning in higher education. As the national body for learning and teaching, the HEA is committed to establishing a body of evidence that helps to shape and inform policy and supports changes to practice. This is the second year of research activity looking at the effects of policy changes in higher education across the UK. The new research will be centred around several suggested strands of activity, building on findings from the first year of our research investigations in this area. The HEA welcomes bids up to the value of £20,000.

This open call is now closed.

The impact of pedagogies of partnership on the student learning experience in UK higher education

Within the broad and complex field of student partnership in higher education, the HEA is in a unique position to investigate the role and impact of students as partners in learning and teaching.

In particular, we are interested in commissioning research that will:

(1) increase our understanding of pedagogical approaches that foster partnership, with attention to disciplinary difference and context;

(2) provide evidence of the impact these pedagogies have on student learning;

(3) offer clear implications for teaching and learning practice linked to proposed project outputs.

We welcome proposals that incorporate a Europe-facing dimension to the work, although this is not a necessary criterion for a successful application.

For further information, please access the full call here (PDF, 153 KB)


Teaching Development Grants

Over the next year there will be a total of £1.5 million of funding available for individual grants, departmental grants and collaborative grants. This bid-based development grant funding exists to stimulate evidence-based research and encourage innovations in learning and teaching that have the potential for sector-wide impact.

Find out more about the Teaching Development Grants