I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants program. The grants program is designed to provide resources to integrate research evidence in teaching practice, to generate new knowledge about teaching and learning at the University of Calgary, and to support the dissemination of the results of that work to benefit others. Applications for the grants are due Feb. 7, 2018.
The Teaching and Learning Grants support the development, implementation, critical examination and dissemination of innovative, creative and evidence-based approaches to learning. We invite applications from academic staff and academic librarians, archivists and curators, and from teaching assistants, postdoctoral scholars, student service professionals and administrative staff. Some restrictions apply for primary grant holders. More information on eligibility and restrictions is found here.
These grants facilitate projects through three structural streams:
- Practice grants: This stream of grants supports our pursuit of professional learning about research-informed teaching and learning. Practice grants are one-year grants, individual or collaborative and can receive funding up to $7,500.
- Lesson study: These grants support team-based studies of a single lesson, carefully developed and studied to promote a significant learning goal. Lesson study grants are one or two year grants for teams of three to six members. Teams can receive funding up to $7,500 per year, to a maximum of $15,000 per year, for the entire team.
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: These projects are formal, evidence-based studies to better understand or improve student learning. They can be individual or collaborative and one or two years in duration. Individual projects can receive up to $10,000 per year, to a maximum of $20,000 for two years. Collaborative projects can receive up to $20,000 per year, to a maximum of $40,000 for two years.
Our students, faculty and staff demonstrate great dedication to our Eyes High commitment to enriching the quality and breadth of learning at the University of Calgary. This program is intended to support our colleagues in their continuing investigations in teaching and learning. Your efforts are genuinely appreciated and we look forward to receiving your submissions.
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Originally published in UToday