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Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP)

Call for Proposals - Spring 2024

About the Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects

With the University’s goal of achieving effective learning by enhancing students’ motivation and active engagement through a variety of active learning pedagogies, the fundamental aim of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects (TLIP) is to encourage faculty and teaching staff to initiate and experiment innovative ideas in their teaching.

The theme for this round of call for proposals is Harnessing the power of active learning: Exploring innovative pathways for student engagement and participation. Program-level, course-level, and cross-disciplinary projects integrating the following areas in the formal undergraduate curriculum are particularly welcome.

This is a broad topic, but we are looking for projects that integrate emerging and innovative pedagogies such as:

  • Incorporating gamification and game-based learning to enrich student engagement and motivation
  • Adopting augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technology into teaching to broaden students’ learning horizons
  • Fostering authentic and reflexive learning through experiential approaches in academic courses
  • Experimenting with new and innovative approaches to assessment design
  • Other innovative active learning approaches through competency-based, challenge-based, and inquiry-based pedagogies in academic courses


Up to HK$250,000. Clear justifications must be provided for the amount requested. Funding awarded can be used for the purposes such as:

  • hiring support staff (for example, project / instructional assistant / teaching associate / research assistant); and
  • With the Department Head’s agreement, hiring temporary staff to partially release the project leader from regular commitments to work on the project.

The following expenses are NOT normally covered by the funding:

  • equipment and teaching material expenses, which should be covered by the relevant School/Department
  • conference attendance, publications in journals, and traveling outside Hong Kong; and
  • refreshment for functions/events; and provision of incentives to students (for example, coupons or allowance) for taking part in the study.

Funding Committee

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Projects Sub-committee (TLIP) is a part of the Committee on Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI), chaired by the Director of the Center for Education Innovation (CEI). TLIP consists of members from each school, the IPO, and CLE to evaluate project proposals that promote active learning and make funding decisions.

Eligibility for Application

All full-time faculty members of the University with the responsibility of teaching and learning are eligible for application.

Important Dates

Preliminary Proposal Submission Deadline

MON, 19 FEB 2024

Final Proposal Submission Deadline

MON, 18 MAR 2024

TLIP Committee Review Meeting

Early MAY 2024

Result Announcement

Late MAY 2024

Key Assessment Criteria

Funding will be allocated on the basis of competitive bidding. Only high-quality proposals meeting the evaluation criteria below will be funded.

  • Outcome-based: Embeds the design and delivery of outcome-based teaching and learning. Demonstrates a strong alignment among course intended learning outcomes, assessments and learning activities
  • Evidence-based: Provides a clear and systematic evaluation plan to demonstrate evidence of attainment of project objectives, which may include a generic and subject-specific baseline measurements for pre- and post-implementation comparison
  • Wide applicability: Impacts a large number of students, with potential continuation in other courses and programs
  • Feasibility: Provides a realistic scope for the deliverables, given the funding resources and timeframe
  • Project Management: Provides a clear and systematic design, development and implementation plan to demonstrate how each of the milestones can be achieved and the final target can be met

Reporting and Dissemination Requirement

Funding will be allocated on the basis of competitive bidding. Only high-quality proposals meeting the below evaluation criteria will be funded.

  • An annual progress report will have to be submitted by the project leader to describe and evaluate the progress in implementing the approved projects.
  • A final report should be submitted upon the completion of the project.
  • The project team will be required to disseminate the project outcomes (e.g. findings, deliverables, experiences) by presenting their work to the University community in the form of workshop/symposium organized by CEI.

Application Procedures

1 | Download the TLIP Spring 24 Project Proposal Template. It will guide you to complete the proposals with the key information needed.

2 | Preliminary proposal: Email to by the specified deadline. Upon receiving your submission, CEI will contact you to discuss your idea and to provide advice to shape up the proposal.

3 | Final proposal: Email to by the specified deadline. Please ensure that the proposal is endorsed and signed by relevant parties and mail the endorsed hardcopy to CEI (Room 6401), c/o Dr. Beatrice Chu.

4 | Pitch your ideas: Submit a short video or slide deck with your final proposal.
The presentation should cover the following:

  • Significant implications of the pedagogy you have adopted into your course design and how it promotes active learning
  • Problems or opportunities to be addressed
  • Target audience and number of beneficiaries
  • Feasibility of the project timeline
  • Plans for maintaining and sustaining the developed course(s)
  • Knowledge transfer of lessons learned within/across department
  • Potential future/long-term use of the pedagogy adopted in your course

Project Workflow

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes, the theme for this round of call for proposals is Education Technology in Harnessing the power of active learning: Exploring innovative pathways for student engagement and participation. We particularly encourage projects that integrate gamification, game-based learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, or experiential learning, into academic courses. We additionally welcome proposals that seek to experiment with innovative assessment design.

A: Laboratory equipment and permanent equipment for Schools/Departments, such as computers will not be funded.

A: Expenses related to attending conference are not supported. However, as project teams are always encouraged to disseminate their projects, you may further discuss the dissemination and resources needed with the TDG project committee that may suggest other funding sources or alternatives.

A: The purpose for submitting a preliminary proposal is to help better your project ideas. After receiving your preliminary proposal, CEI staff will contact you to discuss your project ideas; and only those final proposals that include mutually agreed refinements would be accepted.

A: You may visit this webpage link on TDG project, which provides you with a list of ongoing and previous projects.



For enquiries about application procedures and advice on strengthening the project ideas, please contact Dr. Beatrice Chu of CEI at or ext. 8940


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