Digitally savvy students offered £5k grants

Developed by The Futures Forum, this programme sees students being offered £5k grants to support good ideas for technological innovations for education, research or university life.

The key eligibility citeria are:

  1. The idea must use technology to improve research, education or university life. Anything that falls outside this broad scope cannot be funded. If you have any questions about suitability of your idea, please contact Andy McGregor for an informal chat
  2. The idea must not duplicate existing Jisc funded or planned work. Are there other projects or programmes covering this area of work? Is the project offering something distinct from what already exists? You can explore the kinds of projects that Jisc has funded in the past by visiting the projects and programmes section of the Jisc website.
  3. The idea must have the potential to benefit more than one institution. We want to fund ideas that have the potential to benefit the higher and further education sector or a significant proportion of it. Ideas that are focused purely on benefiting one institution will not be approved.
  4. The idea must not include the development or purchase of content. Ideas that propose to create, commission, or repurpose content for research or teaching such as lecture notes, learning objects, podcasts, videos, training materials or virtual world artefacts will not be eligible.
  5. Submissions must include a statement of support from the institution. The funding available will be distributed to universities. It will not be given directly to students. Therefore we need assurances that the university is willing to administer the funds on your behalf. There is a declaration about this on the submission form. The name and email address of a suitable member of staff who you have consulted with about this must be entered on this form. For information about the role of libraries and IT departments in the process, see: