LSE has several streams of funding available to support the development and delivery of educational activity at the School. Applications to all of these streams are welcome from individual academics, teams of staff or cross-departmental groups.

The Eden Fund for Education Enhancement

The Eden Fund launched in November 2018. This fund considers bids for larger projects that are:

  • In line with key School strategic priorities in relation to education enhancement, including those linked with NSS and TEF themes
  • Designed to make a sustained and measurable improvement to the quality of students' education and their related experiences
  • Planned and implemented in partnership with students and/or their representatives.

You can read the Eden Fund applicant guidelines 2018-19 here - this includes information on application deadlines.

Please download the Eden Fund Application Form 2018-19 here. Applications should be made by submitting a completed form by email to Marlene Worrell ( 

Student Experience Exhancement Fund (SEEF)

SMC have reconfigured the Student Experience Enhancement Fund for 2018/19 to provide financial support to Departments for activity that will have an immediate impact on improving the student experience in 2018/19. Awards will be capped at £1,500.

Alongside this change, the new Eden Fund for Education Enhancement has been set up for 2018/19 onwards to provide more substantial funding for projects - please see the accordion above for further information.

Application Criteria and Deadline for SEEF

We are seeking applications for activities that:

  • Have been and/or will be developed in collaboration with students
  • Demonstrably aim to enhance the student experience and NSS outcomes
  • Are new and non-recurrent.

Applicants will need to:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Undertake to provide a brief write-up of the impact of the SEEF funding once the activity has occurred.

Application form responses should be concise. 

Please download the SEEF application form 2018-19 here. Applications should be made by submitting a completed form by email to Marlene Worrell ( There is no deadline, as the fund will be available throughout 2018/19. 

Review and selection

A panel in the Directorate will review and select applications on an ad-hoc basis, as applications come in, and draw on commentary from elsewhere in the School as needed.

The target turnaround time for making a decision is within 10 days of receipt of a complete application. Both successful and unsuccessful applications will be notified within 5 days of the panel’s decision.  

Change Makers

Change Makers is a new, collaborative programme between LSE and LSE Students’ Union that gives students the chance to make meaningful change at LSE through independent research.

Running across Lent Term 2019, Change Makers will fund up to £50,000 worth of student-led research projects. For further details, visit the Change Makers webpage.

Teaching and Learning Centre Funding

The Teaching and Learning Centre curates three LSE funds to support teaching and learning developmental activities for academic departments and Heads of academic departments.

 Learning Technology and Innovation Funding

Learning Technology and Innovation curate two LSE schemes to support the development of teaching technologies at the School

Learning Technology and Innovation curates two LSE schemes to support the development and embedding of teaching and learning technologies at the School.