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Strategies for Writing Teaching and Learning Grants

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


June 7
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Avi Hyman, Director, Academic & Collaborative Technologies
Julian Weinrib, Special Projects Officer, Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education
Diane Horton, Acting Director, CTSI
Michelle Beaton, Associate Director, Engineering Student Recruitment and Retention Office
Gweneth Burrows, Executive Director, International Partnerships

Are you interested in learning about teaching and learning funding opportunities available to U of T faculty and staff? If so, you are invited to participate in a two-hour workshop that provides a general overview of the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF), the Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF), and the International Student Experience Fund (ISEF), a new grant for the 2018-19 academic year. The workshop will explore effective practices regarding proposal writing for other similar funding opportunities that seek to enrich, catalyze and directly impact University of Toronto education and teaching. We will discuss general strategies and suggestions for successful applications and address the main criteria that these proposals should address.

By the end of this session you will have:

  • Gained an understanding of available funding avenues
  • Engaged with U of T funders
  • Explored the scope of funding proposals
  • Networked with U of T colleagues to foster possible project collaborations
  • Identified key resources to consult for your proposal writing

*NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR 2018-19: The International Student Experience Fund (ISEF)*

The International Student Experience Fund (ISEF) is a new initiatives fund launched by the Associate Vice-President and Vice-Provost, International Student Experience for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. The objective of the ISEF program is to foster a learning environment on U of T’s campuses that aligns with the University’s global mission and profile. The Fund is intended to support academic and non-academic initiatives that: enhance the experience of international students; foster intercultural and international-to-domestic student, staff and faculty engagement; and internationalize the University of Toronto student experience.

The Fund supports two streams of activities; Seed ($5,000-$15,000 per year) and Impact ($15,000-$100,000 per year). This two-tiered system is intended to provide opportunities for projects that explore, implement and scale up promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation, and create a pathway for projects from their initial inception to their full potential. Both tiers of grants are intended to be completed within 1 to 3 years. Proposals will be accepted from U of T faculty and staff with continuing appointments. The primary beneficiary of the proposal must be undergraduate or graduate students.

REGISTRATION IS FULL. If you have any questions, please contact ctsi.teaching@utoronto.ca.


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