Internal and external funding opportunities

Internal funding 

Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation Scheme 

Funding is available for pedagogic research and innovation in teaching and learning projects

The scheme is aimed at any member or group of University of Plymouth staff who are interested in:

  • conducting high quality research in Higher Education (HE) pedagogy,
  • enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at the individual and/or subject level.

Any queries please email us on

The call for 2018/19 applications is now open.

The successful 2018/19 projects will be announced in March 2018.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 1 February 2018. 

Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation Scheme: further information

We would particularly encourage applications from early career researchers (in post up to three years).

We are also very interested in supporting 'pilot' projects (up to £1,500), which we hope will provide a foundation for future projects and funding opportunities.

Any member of the University academic or professional services staff with interests in pedagogic research / teaching innovation may apply for funding.  We encourage bids that address any aspect of pedagogic research, teaching and learning, or student support in higher education. However, this year, we particularly welcome proposals for projects that address one of the following: employability, student engagement, or students-as-researchers.

Visit our current and completed project pages for further details.  

To give you an idea of the internal funding process and see previous funding opportunities that were available last academic year, please visit the following webpages: PedRIO research opportunities.


The following documents are available: guidance notesapplication form and  PRTI review criteria

For application guidance please see the above notes and/or attend one of our workshops.  Two guidance workshops will be run to help applicants prepare research proposals on the following dates:

Wednesday 6th December 2017 Part 1: Information. 1-3pm (Rolle 205) – book your place on itrent

Wednesday 10th January 2018 Part 2: Advice & Feedback 2-4pm (Rolle 205) – book your place on itrent  

If you are successful in gaining funding, please note that your Pedagogic research will require ethical approval.  Please visit the link below for further details, guidance, application forms and dates of ethics committee meetings in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Applying for Research Ethics Approval in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities