What is the FIP?

UNIL's Pedagogical Impulse Fund follows on from the Pedagogical Innovation Fund, which supported more than 170 projects between 2008 and 2020. After being put on hold during the Covid period, the updated Fund was relaunched in 2023 in a broader format to better meet the community's current needs. Its objectives are to provide a pedagogical boost to existing courses taught by individual teachers and/or to support teaching projects involving several teachers at faculty, inter-faculty or inter-institutional level.

The Fund supports and encourages teachers and faculties/schools wishing to experiment with or design new teaching practices or tools or new ways of teaching and learning, with or without the use of technology.

In practical terms, projects selected for funding under the FIP receive a financial envelope of CHF 20,000 per project (duration: 1 year), and CHF 60,000 for larger projects (duration: up to 3 years). These projects must meet the eligibility conditions and submission procedures described under the "Preparing and submitting the project " tab.



The Pedagogical Impulse Fund is an initiative supported by the UNIL Rectorate in its Statement of Intent (PI 1.1) with the aim of contributing to improving the quality of teaching and learning within the institution.

Related documents

Statement of Intent from UNIL

UNIL Strategic Plan (French)

Digital strategy UNIL (French)



A review covering the period 2008-2012 is available in French. Please visit the French page to consult it.