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WIHEA Funding


WIHEA Project Funding

WIHEA seeks to recognise, develop and embed outstanding academic practices that enhance student opportunities to 'learn beyond boundaries'. Our project funding aims to enable collaborative partnerships between staff and students to directly improve the learning experience. Proposals are invited for development and dissemination projects which result in guidance for departments, programme teams and individuals on six strategic priorities.

WIHEA Strategic Priorities

A: Student Research
B: Internationalisation
C: Interdisciplinarity
D: Student Engagement
E: Assessment
F: Teaching Leadership
G: Curriculum Design & Development
Successful projects are likely to offer an online resource which includes a conceptual introduction to the selected priority, case studies of successful embedded practices, comparison and reference to resources at peer institutions and/or pedagogical literature.


International Visiting Schemes

WIHEA funds two schemes which both aim to develop and embed internationally recognised outstanding practice by encouraging leading practitioners in teaching and pedagogical innovation across the world to share and engage with a wide cross-section of the University, providing staff and students the opportunity to challenge and engage in an international context. Follow this link for information on the two schemes.

Submitting a Proposal

Project Leads are to complete a Project Proposal Form, which includes a Project Plan section and a breakdown of costs. For a proposal to be considered the Project Lead must be a WIHEA Fellow and prior to submitting, the Project Lead is to obtain approval from their Head of Department.

Email completed Project Proposal forms to

Getting Involved

Although, Leadership roles within funded projects are expected to be taken on by WIHEA Fellows, we warmly welcome colleagues and students from across the University to join or initiate bidding in collaboration with a WIHEA Fellow



Assessment of Proposals

Proposals will be individually assessed by the WIHEA Advisory Group to ensure they meet the required project criteria and to consider the impact and scalability of the project, along with how the project could be adopted in future modules/courses and made sustainable.

Project Proposals can be submitted at any point during the year, but please note that the Advisory Group meets four times a year to review proposals. If you are interested in submitting a proposal please email to request guidance on when to submit.

Guidance Notes & Proposal Form

Please visit the links below for information on previously funded projects. If you would like further information do not hesitate to contact the Project Lead directly.
2017-19 Funded Projects
2015-16 Funded Projects