University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants

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General information

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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

2021 Call for applications: Opens October 5, 2020
Internal peer review submission deadline: November 20, 2020
Application deadline: January 28, 2021


Call for adjudicators: Opens October 5, 2020 
Adjudication process: February – March 2021 

Notice of Award: Results announced March 31, 2021

For questions about the grants, please email

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

Areas of focus

Accessibility, equity, inclusivity and diversity

Experiential learning and undergraduate research

Indigenous Perspectives and Ways of Knowing

Mental health and well-being

Online and blended learning

Including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking

Open educational resources


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. 20-minute appointments spots are available for booking on:

  • October 16, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM
  • November 3, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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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:
November 20, 2020

Internal Peer Review Feedback Returned:
December 20, 2020

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 for peer review

Other resources and workshops

Please check out our TI guides for more resources, and the TI Course Calendar for more workshop offerings.