University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants

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Program description

Funded by the Provost's Office, the University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants are designed to enhance students' learning experiences through the integration of teaching, learning and research.

Specifically, they support the development, implementation, critical examination, and dissemination of innovative, evidence-based approaches to student learning in order to achieve the following goals: 

  • Integration of research evidence into teaching practice 
  • Generation of new knowledge about teaching and learning at the University of Calgary 
  • Dissemination of the results of that work to benefit others

Important dates and deadlines

2022 applications are now open.

Peer review deadline: October 31, 2021

Application deadline: January 17, 2022

Adjudication process: February 2022 

Notice of Award: Results announced February 14, 2022

For questions about the grants, please email tlgrants@ucalgary.ca

Areas of focus

Accessibility, equity, inclusivity and diversity

Creating opportunities, increasing access and removing barriers for equity-deserving groups.

Experiential learning and undergraduate research

Developing and integrating new experiential and research opportunities across campus.

Indigenous Perspectives and Ways of Knowing

Learning on the land, engaging in the community, decolonizing teaching and learning and building parallel pathways.

Mental health and well-being

Supporting wellness and fostering resilience in our teaching and learning community.

Online and blended learning

Engaging technology to elevate teaching and learning, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking

Fostering the development of new ideas and supporting the growth of entrepreneurs across campus.

Open educational resources

Creating and adapting content, tools and resources intended for sharing with others. Supported by SU Quality Money. 

Sustainability

Development of future-focused innovation that is built to last.

SU Quality Money

Support for research focused on developing open educational resources is provided in partnership with the Students' Union. For more information about SU Quality Money projects, click here.

The depth and breadth of scholarship around teaching and learning on campus is astonishing, and I’m continually inspired by folks’ enthusiasm for the work that they do.

Dr. Heather Jamniczky, PhD

Academic lead in teaching and learning research

Application support


Online drop-in consultation sessions

Applicants are encouraged to book an appointment during an online session to discuss their proposed projects with the Academic Lead for Teaching and Learning Research.

Consultation sessions are available on the following dates:

  • October 15 from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • October 27 from 1 – 3 p.m.

30-minute time slots are available during these sessions. Please sign up for a time slot by clicking the registration link below.

Register now

Internal peer review

Applicants are encouraged to submit their draft applications early in order to be eligible for internal peer review (IPR).

Applications submitted for this process will be delegated to a colleague experienced with Teaching and Learning Grant applications and adjudications to provide suggestions for revisions before the final submission deadline.

Please note that making revisions as suggested does not guarantee success of the application in the adjudication process; rather the IPR process is offered as an opportunity for semi-formal feedback only.

Internal Peer Review Submission Deadline:
October 31, 2021

Internal Peer Review Feedback Returned:
November 30, 2021

Submissions for Internal Peer Review are accepted through the Teaching and Learning Grants program's Open Journal Systems site.

If you do not have an OJS account you will need to register for one.

Submit your draft application here

Other resources and workshops

Please check out the TI Resource Library for more resources, and the TI Course Calendar for more workshop offerings.

Receiving a grant is an important opportunity to think in-depth about a common element of our teaching practice. It’s something we teach regularly but often we don’t talk about how and why we teach it.

Dr. Derritt Mason, PhD.

Assistant Professor, Department of English