Nanyang Technological University – Imperial College London Education Fund

The Imperial College London (Imperial) – Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Education Fund aims to support new collaborative education projects. The fund encourages projects which build on our institutions’ individual successes and combine expertise and efforts to jointly develop new teaching, learning and student experience opportunities.

The fund supports both online and in-person activities, but all projects are encouraged to incorporate digital innovations appropriate to achieving their project goals.

To download a copy of the detailed NTU-Imperial Education Fund Guidelines, please click here.


At NTU, the fund is open to full-time faculty members. At Imperial, the fund is open to permanent members of staff only.

Each application should have one principal applicant based at Imperial and one principal applicant at NTU.

Types of Projects

Projects which support development in the following areas are encouraged:

  • Research-led education: projects that are informed by the most recent research in the relevant topic. This could entail encouraging students to participate in research projects.
  • New applications for digital technologies: Projects that pursue innovative, inclusive and impactful online experiential learning opportunities.
  • Multidisciplinary, global challenge topics that are linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Student entrepreneurship: Projects that provide students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to develop an entrepreneurial mindset through joint projects or creating experiential learning opportunities (e.g. joint hackathons).
  • Flexible lifelong learning/practitioner education: Projects that meet the needs of learners at different stages of their lives and careers.
  • Learning analytics: projects that foster knowledge exchange on approaches to building learning analytics platforms, and structures, and designing metrics to support and enhance the student experience.
  • Exchange of academic and professional knowledge: Study visits or workshops to clearly and demonstrably aid the exchange of academic and professional knowledge, including sharing of good practice to underpin the preparation of a long-term collaborative partnership (e.g. preparation of a PhD summer school, joint module delivery, future exchange agreement, etc)

Fund Requirements

Projects can be either curriculum based or extra-curricular, but access should not be restricted to students in only one course or discipline.  Interdisciplinary projects are particularly encouraged.

The policies of the respective institutions shall apply to initiatives requiring adjustments to course learning outcomes and evaluation.

Project is to be completed by 31 July 2024 (or earlier) upon receipt of grant (extensions will not be granted).

All successful grant holders will be expected to submit a Final Report and a Financial report at the conclusion of the Imperial-NTU funded project.

How to apply

The principal applicants from Imperial and NTU are to complete the Joint Application Form together for the project. Completed application forms must be submitted to both [email protected] and [email protected]. Only applications submitted before the deadline to these email addresses, and not that of the named contact, will be considered.

One proposal per principal applicant per call is permitted.

Each application should have one principal applicant based at Imperial and one principal applicant at NTU.

To download a copy of the NTU-Imperial Education Fund Joint Application Form, please click here.


Important Dates for AY2023/24 Application

Information session Tuesday 25 April 9am UK/4pm Singapore
Application Close 30 May 2023
Feedback and revision for shortlisted projects June / July 2023
Result Announcement By end July 2023
Project Commences 01 August 2023 (Project duration: Up to 12 months)
Project Completion By 31 July 2024 (extensions will not be granted)


Information Sessions and Partnership Support

An online information will be held on Tuesday 25 April 9am UK/4pm Singapore. This session will be open to Imperial and NTU and will provide details of the fund, examples of previous Education Fund projects and information about support available for identifying partners for collaboration. 

Please sign-up here to receive the meeting invitation and link:



Please contact your respective institution’s coordinator if you have any queries about this grant:

Imperial College LondonNanyang Technological University
Laura BulmerJeanette Choy

International Relations Office

Imperial College London
Faculty Building Level 2
London, SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7594 2533


Centre for Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798
+65 6592 3738