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:  Mid January 2020**.  **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 (Coming soon)


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.

[4 Sep 2019 Update]  The TLEF PD funding allocation for events that will take place from September 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 has been fully committed.  The TLEF Professional Development Funding application form will be re-posted in mid November when the call for applications for events that take place from April 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 is circulated.


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:  Mid March 2020

Seed Funding Criteria (PDF)

Application for Seed Grant Funding (Coming soon)