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TAG Scholarship of Teaching and Learning grant

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grant aims to stimulate and support teachers who want to conduct a systematic and meaningful inquiry into their own teaching practice. Teachers are invited to examine their own classroom practice, improve the learning of students, record successes and failures, and importantly also share their experiences so that others may reflect on their findings.

The SoTL grants are intended for all teachers, starting and more experienced, and you can apply for small (e.g. one lecture or seminar) and somewhat larger (e.g. a whole course or significant part of a course or programme) projects that you are involved in. The main requirements are that the application is related to your own educational practice and that it concerns a systematic, research-informed (SoTL) approach to your teaching. SoTL grants can also be used as a pilot for other educational grants (i.e., Comenius Fellowships) or programmes (educational initiatives for the Senior Teaching Qualification).

The University of Groningen will make a total of €30,000 available for grants in the 2024 round. There will be a maximum of six grants awarded per year with the maximum amount of a grant for each project being €5,000.


Applicants must satisfy the following conditions: 

  • The applicant must, at the time the grant is awarded, have a contract of employment at the University of Groningen for at least the duration of the project and for at least 0.5 FTE;
  • The applicant must have a contract to which at least 0.2 FTE is devoted to teaching;

  • The applicant will have full or partial responsibility for the project’s educational component and must have direct contact with students, for instance as a teacher or lecturer of a particular subject or course, or as a student adviser, internship coordinator or another role;

  • An applicant can only submit one application per year;

  • Members of the Assessment Committee cannot be applicants or a member of the project team in this funding round;

  • An awardee who previously received a SoTL grant from the UG cannot apply again.

Application procedure

If you are interested in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grant,  we cordially invite you to submit your application. 

You can submit applications with a duration of a maximum of 12 months. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 May, 2024 at 23:59 CEST.

Timely submission of an application is aprerequisite for being considered. Please use the application form (make a copy), and send it directly to tag-grantsupport, for the attention of dr. Maaike Engels.

More information

More information about the grant and conditions can be found in the Call for proposals

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