CTL co-ordinates and supports a number of teaching-related development and project grants.

TLEF Projects

To enhance Teaching and Learning at UofA by substantially redesigning a curriculum of studies, developing educational resources, and/or researching educational outcomes achieved through using innovative educational methods.

Amount Deadline Application Information
Variable amounts for projects up to 3 years ($10,001 - $150,000) Late January

TLEF Seed Grants

Funding is available for instructors to explore and experiment with learning innovations in various settings such as classrooms, labs, or clinics. Suitable projects include pedagogical research on existing teaching practices, as well as exploratory (e.g., literature review) and pilot projects of new or innovative teaching and learning practices which could then be further leveraged into larger internal and external grants related to teaching and learning enhancement.

Amount Deadline Application Information
Up to $10,000 Early March

TLEF Professional Teaching Development Grants

To enable all persons engaged in teaching at the University of Alberta to improve their teaching skills, enhance their understanding of teaching and learning processes, and provide environments that increase student learning through attendance at short courses, conferences or workshops, organizing an instructional development event as well as others.

Amount Deadline Application Information
Up to $4,000 over 2 years Ongoing

University of Alberta OER Awards

Amount Deadline Application Information
Variable amount for projects up to 1 year in length February 28, 2019

McCalla Professorship

Amount Deadline Application Information
$20,000 over 2 years Small Faculties - First working day of February
Large Faculties - First working day of March*
*Note: Large Faculties are responsible for their own adjudication processes; Check Faculty websites for internal deadlines


Vargo Teaching Chair

[TEACHING] Foster and demonstrate innovative and creative teaching methods which enhance learning by undergraduate and graduate students.

Amount Deadline Application Information
$20,000/yr for approved teaching and research activities May

One per year (as vacancies arise)

Blended Learning Awards

[DEVELOPMENT + TEACHING] Course Development, redevelop a current undergraduate course into a blended learning format as a means to increase quality of learning and student engagement.

Amount Deadline Application Information
Level 1 (partial redevelopment) $5,000 - $15,000

Level 2 (at least ⅔ of course blended) $25,000 - $50,000
Annually November - Blended Learning Showcase and Call for Expressions of Interest January - Expressions of Interest Submission Deadline March - Full Proposal Submission Deadline April - notification

Annual Budget $xx

CTL Visiting Speaker Grants

To assist (in whole or to supplement an already funded visit) departments/units in bringing scholars to campus that will address teaching and the scholarship of teaching within the discipline.

Amount Deadline Application Information
$2,000 Ongoing

For more information or assistance contact Curtis Champagne, Strategic Initiatives Manager, Centre for Teaching and Learning (780.492.9302 or