Utrecht Education Incentive Fund (USO): three granted projects
In order to continue innovating and improving its education, Utrecht University annually makes money available for innovative projects that help boost the development of academic education. The evaluation committee of the Utrecht Education Incentive Fund (USO) has selected three projects focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and diversity and inclusion. The three projects are briefly describes below.
Utrecht enables educational innovation
The university established the Utrecht Education Incentive Fund (USO) in 2012 to enable lecturers to innovate their own teaching practice. This fund underlines the university's commitment to high-quality education and teaching. Every year, €1 million is available for interfaculty projects, each funded to a maximum of €250,000. These project proposals are assessed by a committee answering to the Board of the Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning (CAT). In addition to the interfaculty projects, the university also makes €1 million available for small-scale projects within individual faculties.
On the Teaching and Learning Collection, the knowledge gained from the USO projects is made accessible. Click here for more information on how to submit a proposal, or check out the website of the Centre for Academic Teaching and Learning.