Student Education Catalyst Fund

The LITE Student Education Catalyst Fund supports staff and student innovation in education across the University of Leeds and is overseen by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

Both staff and students can apply for the fund, which provides a small project grant of £1,000 to help boost student education at Leeds.

Grants can be spent on travel, research assistant time, or catering, for example.

Project outputs will be evaluated and disseminated internally and externally by grant holders to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University.

Collaborative projects and those from teams covering more than one School of Faculty are particularly welcome.

As are staff-led projects should include a contribution from the student body in an advisory or partnership role whereas student -led projects may also include staff of the University in an advisory or partnership role but must have a named member of staff who can advise LITE whether the project aligns with the needs of the school or service.

Applicants should discuss project ideas with heads of school/service prior to application and, if successful, LITE will confirm that project has its support.

Student-led projects may not use the funding to support credit -bearing activity, such as modules they are enrolled in.

If you have any ideas, to explore the funding further or for any queries, please contact Professor Tina Overton on: 0113 343 4520/ext: 34520, or by email:

The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence embodies the University‘s commitment to excellence and innovation in education, giving academic staff the opportunity to develop and implement projects and establish a culture of high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership.