Call for Proposals – Learning and Education Advancement Fund (PDAD&C #116)

From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
Date: June 22, 2017
Re: Call for Proposals – Learning and Education Advancement Fund (PDAD&C #116)

The focus of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) program is to enrich the learning experience of undergraduate students in first-entry Divisions across the University by supporting projects that anticipate, leverage, and create positive changes in both the modes and mechanisms of undergraduate education at the University of Toronto. The Fund will provide academic divisions and units with a means to develop and enhance the assessment and application of high-impact teaching practices within the range of learning environments at the University.

Funding Streams and Application Timelines

Beginning with the 2017-18 round of proposals, applications for the two Fund streams will be accepted according to the following timelines:

  • Seed grants ($5,000-$15,000 per year) will be accepted on a rolling basis;
  • Impact grants ($15,000-$100,000 per year) will be accepted once per year in the Fall term. The 2017-18 application deadline for Impact grants is Friday November 10, 2017.

Applications for both streams must be completed through the online submission form. The LEAF website also contains an overview of the key thematic areas, proposal guidelines, a complete list of proposal requirements, and downloadable proposal template documents. Questions regarding the LEAF program can be directed to:

Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education

To support instructors and staff interested in the LEAF program and other teaching and learning funding opportunities, the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation will be hosting a two-hour workshop that will share general strategies and suggestions for successful applications and discuss the main criteria that these proposals should address:

Strategies for Writing an Effective Teaching and Learning Grant Workshop
Monday, August 15
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Robarts Library, 4th Floor
Register Online