Teaching Fund

Top Marks for Innovative Teaching


Call for proposals: Teaching Fund 2016
Instructors and students are requested to contact the study program coordinator within the own program. For further information in English please contact Team Teaching Fund: +41 44 634 23 36

Annual Application Deadline:

1 September

Innovation in Teaching

The University of Zurich created its Teaching Fund to support innovate teaching projects. The Fund is designed to further develop the curricula, methodologies, and content of higher education programs at UZH.

Eligible teaching projects are assessed on the criteria of innovation, effectiveness, sustainability, and quality of design. Moreover,  the projects must develop new teaching methods or fundamentally improve existing teaching methods. For the project to receive funding,  the new teaching method must be effective and sustainable in the long term and students must be involved in every step of the project.

Two types of funding for projects:

  • Up to 10,000 francs
  • Up to 40,000 francs

Submitting Proposals
Proposals can be submitted by study program directors of UZH. Instructors and students should discuss their project ideas with the responsible study program directors. The proposal are reviewed by the allocation committee of the Teaching Commission and subsequently approved by the Teaching Commission.

Duration of the Projects

  • 4 semesters at most


  • Submission deadline for proposals: 1 September
  • Announcement of decisions: December

More information (in German) available at: www.lehrkredit.uzh.ch