Funding

T&L Funding

UBC Faculty, staff and students enjoy many funding opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of our students. Funding ranges from a couple $1000 for the creation of an open assignment in a particular course to $250,000 for ideas that span over an entire program/degree. We attempt to gather and summarize funding opportunities available here. If you have a budding teaching and learning idea and don’t know where to start, contact Judy Chan (judy.chan@ubc.ca) or other colleagues in the Learning Centre (it@landfood.ubc.ca) to identify what funding opportunity will best meet your needs and wishes. 


Fund NameWhat is this fund?Who can Apply?Maximum Funding & DurationDeadlines
Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund,
Stream 1: Innovative Projects
Innovative projects that advance UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan priority and will have an impact at the department, unit or Faculty level with the potential to scale beyond the unit in the future. Applicant: UBCV/O faculty, staff and post-docs

Sign-off: must be approved / signed-off by the Department Head / Dean
$100,000 for
1-2 years
LOI deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Application deadline: Summer 2022.
Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund,
Stream 2: Transformative Project
Transformative projects that aim to change policies, structures or systems at UBC and will have the potential for wide-scale impact at the Faculty, portfolio or institutional level Applicant: UBCV/O faculty, staff and post-docs

Sign-off: must be approved / signed-off by the Department Head / Dean
$250,000 for
1-3 years
LOI deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

Application deadline: Summer 2022.
Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund,
Stream 3: Student-led projects
student-led initiatives that address any of the ISP Actions and have impact at any level, including unit, Faculty, department, institution or other. Applicant: UBCV/O undergraduate or graduate student(s)

Co-applicant: must be supported and signed by a co-applicant who is a faculty or staff member.
$50,000 for
12 to 18 months
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
Large Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)The Large TLEF is intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. Large TLEF projects typically aspire to impact multiple courses or programs.Principal Applicant: UBC-V faculty, and staff

Co-applicants: UBC faculty, students, staff, and community members
$250,000 for
1-3 years
Thursday, October 10, 2021 at 3:00 pm

(for applicants whose LOIs have been advanced to proposal round)
Small Teaching & Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)They are grassroots projects that are intended to support experimentation with pedagogical approaches that have strong potential to enhance the experiences of learners. They are typically smaller in scope and scale than large TLEF.Principal Applicant: UBC-V faculty, Students and Staff

Co-applicants: UBC faculty, students, staff, and commmunity members.

(If the Principal Applicant is a student, the application must be supported by a co-applicant who is a faculty member)
$50,000 for
1-3 years
Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm

(LFS Internal Deadline on November 4, 2021)
Open Education Resources (OER) Fund Implementation GrantFunding and staff support to UBC faculty who wish to incorporate open educational resources as required materials into their UBCV undergraduate credit courses.Principal Applicant: UBC-V faculty

Co-applicants: UBC-V faculty, students, staff, and commmunity members
$25,000 for
1 year
Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm

(LFS Internal Deadline on November 4, 2021)
Open Education Resources (OER) Rapid Implementation GrantFunding for a wide range of activities and events that seek to engage the UBC community in increasing awareness and capacity for supporting and sustaining the adoption, adaption, and creation of OER at UBC V.UBC-V faculty, students and staff$1,000 for
1 year
Rolling until funds depleted ($25K envelope in this first year), review monthly
Students as Partners in Course Design GrantFunding for furthering student-faculty partnerships in course redesign. The grants support UBC Vancouver undergraduate students working in partnerships with faculty to redesign UBCV undergraduate courses in making significant revisions to course content, student interactions and/or student assessment.UBC-V faculty and students work in partnership and apply as co-applicants; for undersgraduate credit courses only$7100 for 1 yearTwice a year: February and June

Next Deadline, February 1, 2022.
Students as Partners Dissemination FundFunding to support students who engage in partnership with faculty to disseminate findings from work(More information to be available in April 2022) (More information to be available in April 2022) (More information to be available in April 2022)
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) SeedThe SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial collaborations, and complementary funding for projects, for faculty interested in exploring and understanding the impact of their pedagogical choices.All members of the UBC community. Priority given to faculty who teach at the undergraduate level.Up to 70 hrs of GRA support plus some discretionary funds to cover research and dissemination costs

Duration for 1-2 years
Twice a year: Late Spring and Late Fall.

Next deadline: December 20, 2021
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Dissemination FundThe fund supports disseminations and publications that describe research on teaching and learning in higher education with direct implications for UBC.Any full-time faculty member at UBC Vancouver. Funds can be received by individual faculty every 24 months.$1000 – conference costs

$2000 – journal publication costs

Duration for 1 year. Can be received every 24 months
Rolling until funds deplete, 20K/year x 3