Following the considerable interest in the Network and Discipline Funding Call that was issued in late 2020, further funding has now been announced by the National Forum, open to national networks and discipline groups across the sector. Networks and discipline groups are recognised as important mechanisms for collaboration and enhancement due to their direct links with those working in subject areas or focused on key educational activities across higher education institutions. Acknowledging this, a key strategic activity outlined within the National Forum Strategy 2019-2021 ‘Leading Enhancement and Innovation in Teaching and Learning’ is to provide opportunities to strengthen networks and discipline groups and support their efforts to enhance teaching and learning.
The objective of the current Network and Discipline Fund is to sustain the collaborative and coherent approach to enhancement within and across networks and discipline groups that has been evident in recent years. Specifically, the Fund has a focus on Shared Solutions to Common Challenges. It will support networks and discipline groups to work together to respond proactively to identified challenges in teaching and learning in higher education, including those that have come to light through the sudden move to online/remote teaching and learning. National networks and discipline groups are well positioned to leverage this Fund for the benefit of all those who teach and learn across the sector.
Key dates under this funding call are as follows:
Online Interface Open for Applications
|19 February 2021|
|Application Submission Deadline||05 March 2021 (5pm)|
|Applicants Notified of Decision||01 April 2021|
|Completion of work outlined in proposals||11 April 2022|
More information on eligibility and selection criteria, as well as the link to the application interface can be found in the call document here.