Principal's Teaching Award Scheme

The Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS) provides funding to support learning and teaching enhancement through pedagogical innovation and research.

PTAS aims to encourage  and support activities that will make a significant contribution to the enhancement of learning and teaching at the University of Edinburgh, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Specifically, the scheme aims to:

  • encourage new learning and teaching (L&T) practices, innovations, and inquiry
  • share good L&T practices across the disciplines and service areas
  • promote and recognise L&T excellence
  • raise the status of university L&T
  • enhance the quality of student learning
  • enhance L&T scholarship capabilities across the university

Who can apply

All University of Edinburgh staff with learning, teaching or student support roles are welcome to apply. You don't need any special expertise in educational projects and the IAD can provide advice and support on your bid. We particularly value bids that involve collaboration with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Levels of funding available

There are two levels of funding available.

  • Small Projects Grant Scheme – monies up to a maximum of £2500
  • Regular Grant Scheme – monies between £2500 and £18,000

Application deadlines

There are typically two application deadlines in each academic year, in late October and late March. Please see the PTAS webpages (link below) for more details

More information & how to apply

For more information, guidelines, application deadlines, and how to apply, please go to the full PTAS webpages:

Principal's Teaching Award Scheme - full information