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University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants and Scholars

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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 and Scholars program is designed to provide support to enhance student learning experiences through the integration of teaching, learning and research, and to support faculty as they develop educational leadership capacity.

Through three funding streams, the program supports the development, implementation, critical examination, and dissemination of innovative, evidence-based approaches to student learning 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
  • Development of educational leadership identity

Important dates and deadlines

2023 applications are now open.

Peer review deadline (Optional): October 31, 2022

Application deadline: January 16, 2023

Adjudication process: February 2023 

Notice of Award: Results announced March 13, 2023

For questions about the program, please email

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. 


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 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 appointments are available on the following dates:

  • Oct. 26, 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 25, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Dec. 6, 2 – 4 p.m.

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

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Applicants can join a drop-in online session to discuss their proposed projects with the Academic Lead for Teaching and Learning Research.

A drop-in session is scheduled for Dec. 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. To join click the link below to get the zoom room information.

How to join

Internal peer review (optional)

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 Grants and Scholars 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, 2022

Internal Peer Review Feedback Returned:
November 30, 2022

How to Submit

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