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Seedcorn applications 2021

Here you can find more information on this year’s Seedcorn Fund process.

What can Seedcorn Funds support?

The Seedcorn Fund provides colleagues with an award of up to £450 for small-scale projects on a competitive basis. Projects can be the inception stage of a potentially bigger project or the award can assist with existing SoTL scholarship or projects. TILT offers up to ten awards each academic year.

What is the application process and criteria?

Please click here to download the guidance and application form. Completed applications should be emailed to TILT by the deadline of 5pm on Monday 1st March 2021.

Applications will be considered by a panel made up of a student representative, past Seedcorn Fund holders and members from the TILT Community. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of Term Two. Successful projects will need to be completed by the end of Term Three.

Eligibility to Apply

  • Members of NTU Academic and Professional Services staff are eligible to apply.
  • Line manager must support the application. In instances of joint or team applications, the line manager of each team member must support the application.
  • Lead applicants are expected to hold or be demonstrably working towards Fellowship Higher Education Academy status. Co-applicants are not required to hold or be working towards Fellowship of Higher Education Academy status.

HEA Fellowships

Engagement with the Seedcorn Fund and other TILT schemes, awards and activities can form part of a portfolio of evidence for HEA Fellowship submissions. More information about the support and workshops available to assist staff with your Fellowship application are available at NTU TILT Professional Recognition Scheme.

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