Education and Eden funding


the School will recognise and reward excellence and innovation in teaching and offer opportunities for academic staff to develop themselves and to create an educational offer for students that is ambitious, challenging and rewarding

LSE Education Strategy, Strategic Objective 1


In 2020-21 the biddable funds available for education enhancement are the LSE Offer Support Fund and the Eden Catalyst Fund.

The LSE Offer Support Fund

Departments have been asked to engage with delivery against LSE Offer such as they can in the current very challenging circumstances. If your department wants to undertake some activity against LSE Offer and is unable to do so with existing funds in the department then you can apply for some realtively small extra funding by completing this very short application form and returning it to the Eden Centre (eden@lse.ac.ukby COP Monday 25 January.

This will be a one-off bid process and the limited available funds will equitably allocated based on the submitted application form.

(NB: the LSE Offer Support Fund replaces the biddable SEEF and LSE Offer funds that were available last year.)

The Eden Catalyst Fund (up to £10,000)

If you have an idea for smaller-scale education and student experience related initiatives you can apply for Eden Catalyst funding for up to £10,000. The fund supports initiatives which contribute to the development and delivery of education enhancement activity at the School in line with LSE 2030 and we are particularly interested in applications relating to the following themes:

  • Curriculum enrichment
  • Technology enhanced learning and digital innovation
  • Diversity, inclusion and decolonisation
  • Student voices, partnership and academic support 

How to apply

There are two stages to your application:

1.     Submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI) form, which is a simple, high-level application form with an outline of the project and an estimation of cost that will allow the funding panel to agree to a project in principle. For applications of less than £1,000 this is the only form required. For applications of more than £1,000, if your EoI is agreed in principle you will then proceed to stage 2.

2.     Submission of a Project Plan: the Eden Centre Development Advisers (DAs) for your department will work with you on the submission of a more detailed project plan. The project plan will outline the activity, resources, timescales and outputs for the project. Once this has been submitted and agreed by the funding panel, the money will be transferred to your department budget for implementation.

If you wish to apply, please use the online Expression of Interest Form. Here is a blank form to give you an idea upfront of the form sections and questions.

Once completed this form will be automatically sent to the Eden Centre for the funding panel's consideration. We will usually respond to EoIs within three weeks of submission.