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ULTSEC Innovation Fund Submission Dates and Workshops announcement

The submission dates for ULTSEC Innovation Fund have been announced for 2017/18.

Responsive project proposal submission deadlines

Autumn – Monday 20th November 2017 4pm

Spring – Thursday 12th April 2018 4pm

Summer – Wednesday 30th May 2018 4pm

Strategic project proposal submission deadlines

Semester 1: Monday 22nd January 2018 4pm

Semester 2: Monday 21st May 2018 4pm

We will be running some webinars and workshops which will be available to book via the Learning and Teaching Development Programme shortly.

The dates of the workshops are:

  • 19th October 2017 10 .00am – 11.00am Training Room 4 Herschel Building
  • 23rd February 2018 10.00am – 11.00am ARMB 3.41

The dates of the webinars are:

  • 17th October 11.00 – 11.30
  • 19th January 10.00 – 10.30
  • 20th February 10.00 – 10.30

ULTSEC Innovation Fund Workshop Reminder

LTDS are running an ULTSEC Innovation Fund workshop on December 12th 2-3pm in KGVI 1.36C. You will be given an overview of the fund as well as guidance from the Careers Service about how to employ students for your project. There will also be presentations from successful project teams from previous years who will share details of their project and the application process.

To sign up to this workshop please do so via the following link: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/about/training/ultsecinnovation/workshops/. We would love to see you there.

Further information including key dates and application forms and guidance can be found on the Innovation Fund section of the LTDS website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/funding/teaching/

ULTSEC Innovation Fund Dates Announced

The submission dates for ULTSEC Innovation Fund have been announced for 2016/17.

Responsive

Autumn – Monday 7th November 2016

Spring – Monday 10th April 2017

Summer – Friday 26th May 2017

Strategic

Semester 1 – Friday 20th January 2017

Semester 2 – Friday 26th May 2017

We will be running some webinars and workshops which will be available to book on to via the ULTSEC Innovation Fund webpage shortly.

There will also be training workshops giving useful advice on preparing submissions. Please see our website for details.

Previous ULTSEC Innovation Fund Winners 2014-15

Past years’ awards

2014-15 Awards

In 2014-15 the following awards were made:

  • 7 Responsive Projects, each for up to £2,500
  • 5 Strategic Projects, each for up to £10,000

Details of all the projects can be found in the 2014/15 list of funded projects.

2014 Awards: Strengthening the relationship between research and teaching, Diversifying our portfolio of programmes, and Assessment and feedback.

In 2014 the panel funded 14 projects, each for up to £5k. Six projects were funded under the priority theme ofAssessment and feedback.  Five projects were funded under the priority theme of Diversifying our portfolio of programmes.  Three projects were funded under the priority themes Strengthening the relationship between research and teaching. Relevant resources are:

  • the 2014 list of funded projects – congratulations to all the award winners
  • guidance notes for applicants, including suggestions for projects aligned with each of the priority themes
  • resources from the Innovation Fund dissemination and welcome event on 9th December 2013 which included presentations from a number of Innovation Fund 2013 project teams. Here is the running order for the event and here is the ReCap recording (the recording lets you navigate between presentations). The table below has links to speakers’ slides and other materials
  • this short video for applicants, talking through the application process and judging criteria.
Chris Phillips and Simon Pallett (Introduction to the Innovation Fund): slides Laura Greaves and Ellen Tullo: slides
Rene Koglbauer and Paul Miller: slides, school visit news article Jarka Glassey, Katie Wray and Jess Jung: slides
Lynne Rawles, Alison Clapp and Laura Delgaty:slides Michelle Robson/Kate Aitchison and Marie Devlin: slides
Lindsey Ferrie and Simon Cotterill: slides Jean-Christophe Penet: slides
Kathryn Hollingsworth: slides John Lockey, Didier Talamona, Kenny Dalgarno: slides
Lee Fawcett: slides, ACC1012/3 course website Sara Marsham, Alison Graham, Jon Goss and Christie Harner: slides, Assessment & Student Dialogue event resources
Storify archive of tweets from the event

Previous ULTSEC innovation Award Winners 2013-14

2013 Awards: Assessment and Feedback & Retention through Student Engagement

In 2013 the panel funded 15 projects, each for up to £5k. Ten projects were funded under the priority theme ofAssessment and feedback.  Three projects were funded under the priority theme of Retention through student engagement.  Two projects were funded outside these priority themes. Relevant resources are:

  • the list of funded projects – congratulations to all the award winners
  • the 2013 call for proposals document with more information on the two priority themes
  • resources from the Innovation Fund dissemination and welcome event on 14th December 2012 which included presentations from the Innovation Fund 2012 project teams. Click here for the running order for the event. The table below has links to speakers’ slides; please note that for some recordings you may need to swap between the ‘slides’ and ‘screen’ tabs in the ReCap viewer.
Suzanne Cholerton (introduction to the Innovation Fund): slides; ReCap recording Franck Michel: slides; ReCap recording
Andy Lovatt and Jon Goss: slides; ReCap recording Feng Hao and Jeff Yan: slides; ReCap recording
Sarah Lickess, David Kennedy, Andy James, Richard Price, Roger Searle, Katriona Watson and Dianorah Smith: slides; ReCap recording Rachel Hammersley and Sara Bird: slides; ReCap recording
Tom Snell and Andrew Grenfell: ReCap recording Graham Long and David Walker: ReCap recording
Anselma Gallinat and Geoff Payne: slides;ReCap recording Georgina Carr and Debbie Bevitt: slides; ReCap recording
Jennifer Richards and Jane Nolan: slides; ReCap recording Neveen Hamza and Adam Sharr: ReCap recording
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Martha Young-Scholten:slides; ReCap recording Barbara Phillips-Kerr and Stephanie Barton: slides;ReCap recording
Valerie Pellatt and Chia-Ying Yang: slides;ReCap recording Peter Garson, Matt Bentley and Sara Marsham:slides; ReCap recording; Placement supervisor handbook; Student placement module handbook
Nuria Lopez: slides; ReCap recording Caspar Hewett, Jon Pugh, Andy Large and Alison Williams: slides; ReCap recording
Alison Williams and Simon Tate: slides Grace Barker, Colin Bryson and Jane Webster:slides; ReCap recording

Previous ULTSEC Innovation Award Winners 2012-13

2012 Awards: Coherent Curriculum and Access to HE

In 2012 the panel funded 17 projects, each for up to £5k to support the development of learning and teaching activities.  By funding twice as many projects as in previous years it was intended to offer additional institutional support for work done in preparation for 2012.

Four projects were funded under the priority theme of Access to HE.  Thirteen projects were funded under the priority theme of Coherent Curriculum. Relevant resources are:

  • the list of funded projects – congratulations to all the award winners
  • the 2012 call for proposals document with more information on the two priority themes
  • the ReCap recording of the dissemination and welcome event (December 2011) with project updates from the 2011 Innovation Fund project teams. Their slides are also available:
Suzanne Cholerton: introduction Moira Bent: project update
Alison Clapp: project update Rachel Lofthouse: project update
Phil Ansell: project update Grace Cooper: project update
Lindsey Ferrie: project update Simon Cotterill: project update

Mei-Yen Chan (Food and Human Nutrition) and her students have set up a project using Facebook to help BSc students on the Singapore and Newcastle campuses to interact with each other. Their project update is presented as a video interview.

The following list of project outputs will be updated as projects progress. Outputs so far are:

Previous ULTSEC Innovation Fund Winners 2011-12

2011 Awards: Linking research and teaching

The priority theme for the 2011 Innovation Fund was linking research and teaching. Relevant resources are:

  • a summary of the funded projects, with contact details for the project leads – congratulations to all the award winners
  • the ReCap recording of the launch event (December 2010). The running order for the event includes timings to help navigate the ReCap recording.  It also has contact names and titles for the 2010 Innovation Projects
  • advice on support for publishing pedagogical research, included as the CfLaT team’s presentation in the same ReCap recording.

Contact for queries: innovfund@ncl.ac.uk