Apply for the Collaborative Technical Training Fund


Thank you for your interest in the Collaborative Technical Training Fund. Please ensure you meet the criteria before applying. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Vocational relevance. The identified training need must be related to the group’s current roles in a Midlands Innovation University.  You must demonstrate that the knowledge and skills gained from the training will assist in helping you successfully carry out your roles.  The application form requires you to specifically identify these job-related gains.

Support from line manager. It is important that each group member has the support for the planned activity from their line manager who agrees that there is a job-related gain and is prepared, where appropriate, to ensure that the time is given to attend the training.  The application requires line manager input.

Details of proposed activity. In your application, you must supply full details of the training you are bidding for. This must include details of the associated cost and any travel expenses. 

Fund information

Over the course of the 4-year TALENT project, we will offer 16 awards.

The bids for each award must be from groups of technicians who represent at least 3 Midlands Innovation Universities. Training is expected to be delivered by external providers, technicians themselves or through the TALENT project directly, as appropriate. 


The latest round of applications has now closed.  The next round will open on 1 October 2021.

Collaborative Technical Training Fund leaflet

Collaborative Technical Training Fund

Please forward an email statement of support from each group member's line manager to This should include details of how the proposed training course will support the applicant’s role in the University and confirmation that they agree to give the applicant time to attend the training if successful in their application (up to 150 words). Please note we will not be able to proceed with your application until we receive this. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.