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Teaching and Learning Grants Program

How to apply

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This process uses a double-blind approach to adjudication.

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Current grant holders

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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 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

2024 applications are now closed.

Peer feedback deadline (Optional): Monday, October 30, 2023

Application deadline: Monday, January 15, 2024

Adjudication process: February 12-14, 2024

Notice of Award: Results announced Monday, March 11, 2024

For questions about the program, please email

Areas of focus

The Teaching and Learning Grants provide an opportunity to help advance the institutional teaching and learning priorities outlined in UCalgary's 2023-30 Strategic Plan - Ahead of Tomorrow and in the following areas of focus across academic courses and programs:

Equity, inclusivity, diversity and accessibility

Creating opportunities, reducing inequities, ensuring equitable access, increasing representation, promoting engagement, inclusion, and empowerment, improving belonging, and removing barriers for equity-deserving groups.

Innovation and entrepreneurial thinking

Creating teaching and learning opportunities and resources that focus on being creative, taking initiative, exchanging knowledge across disciplines, learning from experience, and finding innovative solutions to effect change and build a better future.

Experiential learning, work-integrated learning and undergraduate research

Developing, redesigning, or integrating new experiential, work-integrated learning and undergraduate research opportunities in courses or academic programs.

Indigenous Perspectives and Ways of Knowing

Learning on the land, engaging in the community with Traditional Knowledge Keepers/Elders, Indigenizing teaching and learning, and building parallel pathways.

Online and blended learning

Investigating and integrating technologies in online and blended learning modalities to strengthen teaching and learning.


Advancing sustainability education through teaching and learning, creating programs and courses that build essential core competencies for sustainability leadership.

Mental health and well-being

Creating a community of caring, reducing stigma, learning and talking about mental health and well-being, and integrating research-informed practices in academic courses and programs so that students and educators realize their potential.

Open educational resources

Creating and adapting learning and teaching materials in any format and medium to be shared with students and other educators in the public domain to provide no-cost access to knowledge. Learn more about OERs hereSupported by SU Quality Money.

Curriculum review and renewal

Optimize student learning and student experience through critical evidence-based examination of academic programs or implementation of an action plan to enhance academic programs.

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

Consultation sessions

Applicants can book an appointment to discuss their proposed projects with a Teaching and Learning Academic Staff member.

Email book a consultation

Other resources and workshops

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

Open Educational Resources (OER) Supports
If you have questions about OER, please view the resource guide. If you would like to discuss OER with a libraries and cultural services staff member, please contact them using this form.

For support in reviewing the literature and methodological approaches, please reach out to the SoTL specialist directly via email.

Internal peer feedback (optional)

Applications submitted to the internal peer review process are delegated to a colleague experienced with Teaching and Learning Grants program applications and adjudication, and provide suggestions for revisions before the final submission deadline.

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

New internal peer feedback requests are no longer being accepted at this time.

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