Technician Development Fund
The NTDC Technician Development Fund (TDF) is one of many member benefits for Partner Affiliates (PAs). To check if your organisation is a PA see our list of partners. The Technician Development Fund provides technical staff with an opportunity to access funding to support innovative technical initiatives.
NTDC TDF 2023/2024
About the Fund
TDF Funding Details
The primary aim of this fund is to fund individual or teams of technicians to deliver small to medium projects to inspire and encourage young people and underrepresented groups to explore technical careers in higher education.
This funding opportunity is available exclusively to technical staff at NTDC Partner Affiliate Organisations.
Number of Projects:
Applicants are allowed to submit funding proposals for a maximum of two projects.
Applicants can request funding for projects, with a maximum grant amount of £500 available for each project.
The application period opens at 12:00 on 2nd October 2023 and closes at 12:00 on 26th January 2024. Applications can be made through this form.
Within the form, you can revisit your answers and edit until the closing date.
After the closing dates, applicants will not be able to amend their submissions.
Upon submitting your application, you will recieve a copy of your application.
Transferability across disciplines
Adaption of the delivery model to suit a wide range of audiences (children aged 6 years to 16 years and their families)
Cost effectiveness of resources required and their availability
Ability to reach a large audience (if model expanded)
Potential impact of the project
Applicants must specify the amount they are applying for and provide a detailed outline of the project in their application. It is crucial to explain how the proposed project aligns with the fund's aim of promoting technical careers in higher education and how the funding will be utilized to achieve this objective. See below and in the application form.
Amount of funding requested.
Description of activity or initiative for which funding is sought. Include the purpose of the activity and why it is important. (max 200 words)
How will the impact of this project on the individual technician or wider technical team be measured? (max 200 words)