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TechDis: Third round of HEAT Scheme

Wed 25th Jun, 2008

The JISC TechDis Service is pleased to announce a third round of the HEAT scheme. The aim of this scheme is to provide staff working in HE or HE in FE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland with technology (including hardware and software, mainstream and specialist) with which to develop or uncover an aspect of good inclusive practice. This may be specific to the teaching of a particular discipline, supporting a specific role area, or may have more generic applicability across the sector.

The maximum amount of funding for each bid is £2150 (incl. VAT), which can only be used for the purchase of technology. Staff time is not funded. Technologies will be supplied by September 2008 and final case study reports must be submitted by May 2009, with interim reports required in January 2009. Successful bidders will also be invited to participate in a Networking Workshop in January 2009.

Bids are welcomed from all areas. If oversubscribed and bids are of similar quality priority will be given to the following areas:

  • HE in FE
  • Libraries
  • Discipline areas under-represented in previous rounds (see scheme web page for details).

Bids will be evaluated by a team comprising members of the JISC TechDis team and volunteers from the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Network and JISC Regional Support Centres.

For examples of projects undertaken in previous rounds, please go to .

Bids must be received electronically (via e-mail) on a bid form. Please send all bid forms to the Centre for Computing and Information Sciences,

Download a HEAT bid form


The closing date for bids under HEAT3 is  noon on Tuesday 15th July 2008

Please note that due to specific restrictions attached to this funding we are only able to offer this scheme to staff in HE institutions and FE institutions with over 400 FTEs (as a total comprised from directly, indirectly funded, or through partnership agreements) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.