Universitas 21 Global Education Enhancement Fund

In response to the impact of the global pandemic on universities' face-to-face teaching, learning, assessment and international mobility, Universitas 21 has launched a Global Education Enhancement Fund. The fund is designed to support U21 members' work in finding better solutions for online engagement with students, and to share these with others in the network.  Grants of up to $5,000 per institution are available.

How does the Fund work?

Partnerships of two or more U21 member universities can apply for the Global Education Enhancement Fund, working together to design better solutions for online teaching, learning and assessment. The fund will make awards of up to $5,000 per project partner for proposals to enhance digital capacity within the U21 network, creating best-in-class solutions to virtual teaching, learning, assessment and/or internationalisation.

Funding may be used for technology set-up costs (such as digital or supporting physical infrastructure), training, course design events or educational virtual mobility. The collaboration does not need to include virtual student exchange or multi-national delivery, although these goals may form part of a project.

Preference will be given to proposals which:

  • Create tangible resources that can be easily shared with other partners across the network.
  • Address pressing educational/internationalisation needs shared by members.
  • Support member institutions in a partnership that may not be as advanced in their digital provision as other partners.
  • Produce tangible and shareable outcomes in a relatively short period of time (e.g. 3 - 9 months).

For full details of the criteria, and to download an application form, go to: https://universitas21.com/get-involved/u21-global-education-fund.

Please note the deadline for applications is Monday, 11 May 2020, 12:00 GMT

If you have any queries, please contact Eve Brosseau, UCD Global: eve.brosseau@ucd.ie