The call for proposals has now closed.

Click here to view the proposals

Important: Only one person from each institution can register on the online interface. Please do not register if you are not the person with overall responsibility for all proposals that your institution will be submitting in response to the call. Once the person with responsibility registers they can allocate a login to all those writing a proposal from their institution.

The objectives and priorities of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund reflect and support the enhancement and transformation agenda that is being pursued at both a national and a European level. The strength of the Irish higher education system will only be fully realised through collaboration across the sector. The aim will be to ensure that funded projects optimise the synergies and scope that can be enabled by strong inter-institutional or intra-institutional collaboration, or through partnerships with other education providers or external stakeholders, for maximum national impact.

Higher education institutions[1] are invited to make collaborative proposals for funding under the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2014 (Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education) The fund amounts to‚ €6 million and the total investment will be over a 3-year time-frame ending in 2016. In this inaugural call, €2 million will be available for allocation of phase 1 funding. Proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis in accordance with the criteria and processes outlined in this call.

The aim of this fund is to enhance teaching and learning by building digital capacity in higher education institutions. It will support new, collaborative approaches to technology-enhanced teaching and learning within higher education. Proposals can build on activity that has already been initiated (enhancing such activities with digital technological innovation), or initiate completely new activities for enhancing teaching and learning with technology.

Specifically this call for proposals aims to support the advancement of the recommendations of the report on the sectoral consultation process for building digital capacity undertaken by the National Forum. This report is available at

To see if your institution is eligible to submit a proposal please check the list of eligible institutions here

The full call for proposals is available here

Click here to watch the recording of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement call for funding webinar held on Thursday the 26th of June at 11am.

This webinar provides an overview of the inaugural call of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, and demonstrates the interface to be used to submit funding proposals


[1] The eligible institutions are identified in Appendix 1.