ISTLD Grant Programs

The ISTLD currently funds, administers, and facilitates the grant programs for SFU faculty members university-wide to support inquiry into teaching and learning, sometimes addressing specific questions or themes (e.g., decolonization, multi-cultural classroom). These programs enable faculty members to both implement teaching and learning innovations as well as investigate the effectiveness of those innovations or explore questions/concerns they have about student learning. The ISTLD team provides both administrative and research support to the TLDG project teams as they conduct their work, often in collaboration with other SFU units.  

Disrupting Colonialism Through Teaching: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program

This program builds independence and agency around disrupting colonialism through teaching through the development of a critical perspective on colonial culture, systems, structures and assumptions.

Exploring Well-Being in Learning Environments: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program

This new program is intended to provide support to investigate strategies that create conditions of well-being in learning environments, increase knowledge of ways to create well-being in learning environments, provide the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration through a well-being lens, and to facilitate knowledge and ideas exchange that contribute to identifying effective practices that enhance student well-being.

Inquiring into Your Multilingual Classroom: An Integrated Seminar Series and Grants Program

This program will enable participants to gain background knowledge related to working with multilingual students while at the same time crafting an inquiry project to support related changes to teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Teaching and Learning Development Grants Program

These grants allow participants to identify questions about teaching and learning of particular interest to them, to apply the findings of their investigation directly to their teaching and to share their findings with their colleagues.