International Teaching and Research Awards 2012

The application process for our International Teaching and Research Awards scheme is now closed.  We will announce the successful bids in the coming weeks.  A new round of funding will be made available in 2012-13 academic year.

The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Teaching and Research Awards (TRA) scheme to include research based within independent Teaching Institutions associated with the University of London International Programmes.   The new International Teaching and Research Awards scheme will support original research that explores innovative practice in the areas of open and distance teaching and assessment, and the use of technology-enhanced learning to support effective practice.


For full details and to submit a project proposal please download and complete the application form: International TRA 2012 application form [word, 294 kb] 

The international TRA scheme will provide support for proposed research activities that can demonstrate an enhancement of knowledge and methods for implementing open and distance learning and teaching.  

 The awards will have a value of up to £3,000 each.  We expect to approve three such awards in this round.  

The international TRA 2012 scheme will be open to submissions from teaching institutions of the University of London International Programmes, or submissions from University of London lead Colleges with direct links to teaching institutions internationally.

Proposals in the following categories will be welcomed:

  1. Discrete and well-defined field-research projects;
  2. Exploratory studies;
  3. ‘Solution’ studies  (the implementation and evaluation of a determined solution, based on an existing problem);
  4. Running a series of themed expert seminars/workshops for International Programmes, University staff and Teaching Institution staff. This should detail how outputs will be captured and disseminated.

Priority in the current round will be given to:

  • Proposals that address the themes of design for learning, supporting teaching and learning, and assessment and feedback;
  • Proposals that support the University of London International Programmes’ strategic plan, including: student access, experience and communication; progression and retention; programme development, technological capability and innovation (e.g. scalable student assessment technologies) and the dissemination of good practices.

To discuss an application or to ask any questions about the process please contact

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