Building on the success of last year’s bursary funding, The Directorate of Student Experience, Teaching and Learning (SETL) is delighted to share with you this call for proposals for Evaluation Bursaries 2022-2023. The bursaries are open to all staff who are implementing an intervention (activity/initiative) that aims to enhance any part of the student life cycle (access, retention, attainment, and progression). These Evaluation Bursaries run in parallel with the College Teaching, Learning & Student Experience Enhance Projects, and colleagues may apply to both Schemes.
Proposals for Evaluation Bursaries may be submitted by any member of staff (academic/professional services) who:
- is implementing an evidenced informed intervention which aims to impact positively on access, retention, attainment, or progression of student outcomes
- has a clear rationale of why the intervention is needed and how it aligns with the student life cycle and other Hallam strategic priorities
- wants to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of their intervention
- has secured the support of their Line Manager and other project team members.
Applications are encouraged from a range of contexts (Colleges or Directorates) from across the University.
Applications can be submitted for up to £1,000 (which will need to be spent within 18 months of the project starting) on:
- payment for student participation in the design and evaluation of the intervention
- payment for student participation in collaborative capacity-building workshops
- payment for resources associated with the evaluation of the intervention
- costs associated with the dissemination of outputs.
The bursary will not cover the costs of staff time or buy out from existing activities. SETL will provide administrative support (student payments, bookings, communications), and will train and support the students working on these projects within their existing and expanding community of student researchers.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel and judged against the following criteria:
- There is an alignment with the student life cycle and Sheffield Hallam University’s or sector strategic drivers or priorities
- There is a clear rationale for the intervention, which is evidenced informed
- There are clear outcomes about what the intervention wants to change/achieve
- There is a clear evaluation plan about how impact will be measured/demonstrated
- There is a clear plan for how students will be collaborated with during the intervention and evaluation design and delivery
Prospective applicants are invited to informally discuss their ideas with the STEER team – contact: Nathaniel Pickering (firstname.lastname@example.org). Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 18 July 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 12 August 2022.
Successful applicants will be invited to:
- engage with a focused support package to aid the design and implementation of the intervention and evaluation of impact via collaborative workshops and online resources
- participate in a community of practice with the other bursary teams
- share their findings through the University’s Evaluation Repository, institutional events and beyond.
Other funding Opportunities
Each college is funding several Teaching, Learning & Student Experience Enhancement projects in 2022-2023. Proposals may be submitted by an individual academic, a module or course team, or a group of academics from across a department or college. Up to £1800 per project available and proposals should aim to develop innovative enhancements aligned to the ambitions of improving the teaching, learning & student experience in your area and align with Hallam’s strategic priorities such as reducing the Degree Award Gap.
Closing date for applications: 5 pm, Monday 18 July 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, 12 August 2022. Please contact the Head of Learning and Teaching for your college for more information.
- BTE: Lucian Tipi
- HWLS: Jo Lidster
- SSA: Emma Heron