Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

TLEF Professional Teaching Development Awards

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Handbook* (*Revised Nov 2018)

2018-2019 Handbook

2018-19 TLEF Information Session Presentations (13 Nov 2018)

Overview Presentation (S Forgie)

Budget Presentation (C Champagne) 

TLEF Project Forms* (*Revised Nov 2018)

Up to $150,000 (over a maximum of three (3) years) is available to support initiatives that will inspire, model and support excellence in teaching, and have a significant and lasting impact on teaching and learning at the University of Alberta.

DEADLINE:  Monday, January 21, 2019**.  **Note, internal deadlines will vary by Faculty.  Consult your faculty-assigned Research Facilitator or faculty administrators for specifics.

TLEF Project Budget Template (XLS)

Reviewer Sheet (PDF)

Application for TLEF Project Funding (DOC)


Research Services Office (RSO)

Researcher Home Page (Login)

U of A Policies and Procedures On-Line (UAPPOL)

TLEF Professional Teaching Development Awards

Up to $5,000 over two years is available to those engaged in teaching at the University of Alberta to improve their teaching skills, enhance their understanding of teaching and learning processes, and create environments that enhance student learning.  Note, applications must be received a minimum of two months in advance of the proposed activity.  However, the program for the event, including the workshop/session descriptions, must be available at the time of application, or the application will be returned to the applicant for re-submission.

DEADLINE:  For events that take place from April 1 to August 31, 2019, applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2018.  For events that take place from September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, applications will be accepted beginning May 1, 2019.

Application for Professional Teaching Development Funding (DOC)


TLEF Seed Grants

Up to $9,000 in Seed 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.

DEADLINE:  Monday, March 11, 2019

Seed Funding Criteria (PDF)

Application for Seed Grant Funding (DOC)