One week remains to apply for the NTDC Technician Development Fund

Application end date for NTDC funding opportunity draws closer

Technicians from the NTDC’s Partner Affiliated institutions have until 28th February to apply for vital grant funding.

The Technician Development Fund (TDF) is open to technicians from the NTDC’s network of partner higher education institutions. The fund supports the development of innovative technical initiatives that have a wide reaching impact.

Two funding strands are currently available: Technicians Improving the reproducibility in research; and Promoting technical careers to the next generation.

The NTDC is partnering with the United Kingdom Reproducibility Network to fund two technician-focused projects up to £1000 each, for demonstrating innovative ways of making research more reproducible via methodology or technology.

Funding up to the value of £500 is also available to a technician or a group of technical staff that pitches an outreach/ engagement opportunity that supports the promotion of technical careers to the next generation (children aged 6-16 and their families).

Past funding winners include Dr Karen Bailey-Smith who produced a careers open day event at Sheffield Hallam University, and Russell Wilson who created a virtual exhibition showcasing an array of technical careers.

The closing date for project submissions is 28th February. Winners will be notified by 15th March.