Learning Innovation Unit - Learning Innovation Inititatives - 2006 Call

Learning Innovation Unit

Learning Innovation Inititatives - 2007 Call

DCU Learning Innovation Fund (LIF): 2006-2007
Project Scheme

Issued: Friday 30 November 2006
Closed: Friday 12th January 2007
Reference: tlf/2006-2007/prj-0

Application Form

Please read the call for applications under this scheme and the brief document Online Forms: Some Tips n' Tricks before completing this form. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in. The information provided should be concise; please respect the indicated maximum word limits.

You are strongly encouraged to review the comments of the TLF Evaluation Panel from previous years which highlight specific shortcomings of applications under the previous round of the Project Scheme. Avoiding these pitfalls should improve your application and increase your chances of success.

In addition, we suggest that you prepare all required information first using a suitable word processing package or text editor, so that you can save this information, and thus protect against any technical problems which may occur during online submission. The information can then be copied and pasted into the appropriate sections below. Note that only "plain" text information will be retained in the form: so any complex formatting (fonts, colours, images, etc.) will be lost. If you have any queries on the use of the form, please contact LIU to discuss them asap.

1. Applicant(s)

*Principal Applicant:
If "Other" please specify
*Email Address:

Additional Applicants (if any); please enter only one additional applicant per line, in the format "Name, School/Unit, e-mail address" (specifically including the commas as separators):

2. Summary

*Project Short Title (one line only, no more than 12 words):

*Amount requested from the LI fund (i.e. exclusive of complementary funding from any other sources). Maximum of €15,000. Please enter a bare number (with no € sign or punctuation):

*Please specify whether your proposed project relates to either Expansion of Good Practice or Learning Innovation:

*Summary Description (max. 150 words):

Project URL (if applicable):

3. Strategic Context

*Please explain below the strategic context for this project and how it meets  Objectives of the LI Strategic Plan and the appropriate Faculty Plan you identified above. If the project is related to previous initiatives (LIU/ODTL supported or otherwise), please provide hyperlinks (URLs) to relevant reports or other documentation. (Max. 150 words.)

4. Implementation Plan

*Please outline how the project will be implemented. (Max. 300 words.)

Reference should be made to the following:

  • How will the project be carried out, and by whom?
  • What specific objectives of the LI Strategic Plan will it address?
  • What is the pedagogical basis for the project? Please include references to relevant scholarly literature.
  • When will the project begin and when will it be completed?
  • Do you foresee any possible obstacles to meeting this schedule?

5. Impact and Evaluation

* Please outline what impact you anticipate for the project, and how this will be evaluated. (Max. 150 words.)

Reference should be made to the following:

  • How will the project improve the learning experience for students?
  • How will you evaluate the extent to which these improvements have taken place?
  • Are there opportunities for feedback at all stages of the project and for all stakeholders?

6. Dissemination and Sustainability

The LIF is a University designated fund. Therefore, it is very important that the deployment of the fund be open and transparent and that, as far as possible, it provides benefits to the wider University community. The Learning Innovation Unit co-ordinates a variety of activities through which the outcomes of LIF awards can be publicised and disseminated. Recipients of awards are expected to co-operate with such activities, including honouring the obligation to submit one or more reports which will be made available via the LIU website.

* Please indicate here any additional plans or suggestions you have for disseminating the outcomes from this specific project. Also comment on the longer-term sustainability of the intervention, explaining how any future costs that may be involved in maintaining its benefits will be borne. (Max. 150 words.)

7. Detailed Budget

*Please provide a detailed breakdown of the budgeted costs of the proposed project.

You should also address the following issues:

  • If the total is different from the amount being requested from the LIF, please indicate how the balance will be funded.
  • State why this project should not be funded within the budgetary allocation of your own School or Unit.
  • Comment on the overall financial justification of the project.

8. Other Information

If there are other brief points which do not fit under any of the previous headings but which you wish to highlight, please enter them here.

9. Evaluation of the Application Process

Finally, if you have any comments (critical or otherwise) on this application form, or any other aspects of this LIF scheme, please provide them here.