Call for Proposals – Learning and Education Advancement Fund

From: Susan McCahan, Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
Date: January 20, 2022
Re: Call for Proposals – Learning and Education Advancement Fund

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce that the Learning Education & Advancement Fund (LEAF) is now open for the Winter 2022 Seed Grant Cycle. Details can be found on the new LEAF website.  

The focus of the 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. The program provides faculty, programs and units with a means to develop and enhance the application of high-impact teaching practices within the range of learning environments at the University. 

During the Winter Cycle, LEAF supports Seed Grant Applications ($5,000 – $10,000/year) for up to three years. A maximum of 5 Seed Grants will be allocated during the Winter 2022 Cycle.

Redesigned Application Process 

The LEAF program has recently been redesigned to enhance support for faculty interested in developing proposals to the program. The revised process now includes a two-stage application that requires the submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI) prior to the submission of a full application. This new model is intended to increase faculty engagement with the program prior to final submission and provide interested faculty with additional supports as they consider potential projects.  

Under the new framework, the VPIUE will be accepting Expressions of Interest (EoI) on a rolling basis until March 18, 2022. After submitting an EoI, applicants will meet with a designate from the OVPIUE at which point successful applications will be invited to submit a full LEAF application. More information about this updated two-part process is available on the Application & Eligibility portion of the LEAF website.

To learn more about eligibility, LEAF criteria, priorities, and process, please visit the LEAF website recently integrated with the new VPIUE Website and direct question to