Funding and Awards for Teaching and Learning

The Teaching and Learning Centre and SFU’s teaching and learning community regularly sponsor and promote opportunities for awards and scholarship in teaching and learning through grants and conferences.

Teaching and Learning Development Grants

The Teaching and Learning Development Grant (TLDG) program recognizes teaching as a scholarly activity that is informed by research. TLDG projects are faculty-led and designed based on questions faculty have about teaching and learning. TLDG research designs may focus on learning at the course, program or curriculum levels and may employ both quantitative and qualitative research methods. TLDG grants are typically for $6,000, although two-phase grant projects with additional funding are also possible.

Facilitation of the TLDG program is a central activity of the Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD).

Open Education Resources (OER) Grants

The Open Educational Resources (OER) Grants provide funding and staff support to SFU faculty members who wish to integrate open educational resources into their courses.

The grants were established with funding from the Office of the Vice-President, Academic, and Provost and are administered jointly by the SFU Library and the Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC). Faculty members may receive up to $5,000 to help them redesign a course to use OER as their primary course material, and to help them adopt and/or adapt open textbooks and other OER for that purpose.

In addition to the funding provided by these grants, staff from the SFU Library and the TLC are available to assist recipients in locating, evaluating and adapting high-quality open resources as an alternative to commercial course materials.

Visit the OER Grants website.

Integrated Learning Technology Development Program

The Integrated Learning Technology Development Program (ILTDP) was established in Fall 2014 through the University Priorities Fund to promote enhanced student learning via the Canvas learning management system. The ILTDP funds are provided by the Office of the Vice President, Academic, and Provost and are administered by the Learning Environments @ SFU committee. The purpose of the ILTDP is to support faculty- and staff-led projects that expand the capabilities of Canvas and create flexible learning experiences that address the technological expectations of today’s instructors and students.

Visit the ILTDP website.