David Jordan Teaching Awards

We support the professional development of teachers in higher education and recognise innovation in physiology teaching at Higher Education level.

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Who can apply?

Individuals that focus predominantly or exclusively on higher education teaching

How much funding is available?

Up to £10K for a 12-18 month period

The David Jordan Teaching Awards enable you to carry out a piece of educational research or to develop an educational resource that is relevant to physiology

When can I apply?

The scheme is now open for applications, with a deadline of 30 September 2019.

How do I apply?

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Read the Terms and Conditions below and download the marking criteria. For more information, please contact edufunding@physoc.org.

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  1. Applicants must be in the early stage of their career or have limited experience of curriculum development, educational research or scholarship of teaching and learning. Preference will be given to applicants in the first 5 years of their teaching career in HE. This includes those within the first 5 years of shifting the focus of their contract to teaching and learning.
  2. Applicants must have a PhD and at least 3 years of assured funding in a teaching-focused position after the date of the award. Physiologists at any stage of their career are eligible.
  3. Applicants can either be a full Member or Affiliate Member of The Society, or have previously presented a talk or a poster at a Society meeting. Applications from non-members need to be sponsored by a full Member of The Society.
  4. The proposed project must support physiology teaching of a novel nature and not overlap with any existing funding.
  5. We ask that the resource you develop be made available to The Society for wider dissemination.
  6. Costs associated with attendance at conferences (travel, accommodation, registration), personal salary and also office expenses (e.g. photocopying, stationery, telephone costs) are not covered by the grant.
  7. Funds can be used by the grant holder to buy time out of their teaching.
  8. The applicant’s host institution must be willing to administer the award.
  9. Each application will be assessed based on the quality and feasibility of the proposal, the calibre of the applicant and the impact of the research/resource on physiology education, including the potential for the work to be disseminated broadly and applied widely. You may download the full marking criteria.
  10. Those who receive funding awards will be asked to submit an end of grant report and a financial audit of spending no later than three months after the end of the grant. If such a report is not submitted, the holder will be deemed ineligible for any other funding from The Physiological Society.
  11. Any funds not used at the end of the grant period must be returned to The Society.

David Jordan was a Professor in Physiology at University College London, UK.

He died in June 2007 at just age 54 following a short illness.

David was an active and dedicated researcher with a gift for inspiring others by his teaching and his involvement in physiology education both in the UK and overseas. His work is recognised through these awards for excellence in teaching.

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