CTL Visiting Speaker Grants

Maximum $1,000 grants to supplement a department’s/unit’s already funded visit with bringing individuals to campus whose unique expertises and life experiences in the community support and inform teaching and learning.

Made possible by the Endowment for Teaching, Learning and Their Enhancement, these are small grants to supplement a department’s/unit’s already funded visit with bringing individuals (which may include scholars, leaders, and/or Indigenous knowledge keepers) to campus whose unique, diverse knowledges and lived experiences will shape, inform, and support teaching and learning within the discipline and/or identified demographic.

Support is contingent on the inclusion of a presentation or other event, which is teaching and learning related, that will be open to the wider University community.

Eligibility of Applicant
Any UofA member, including faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and/or student groups (Graduate or Undergraduate) with demonstrated support by the department/unit sponsoring the speaking event.

Amount of Funding
In order to support as many requests as possible, the maximum award to any single application is $1,000.

Confirmation of financial contribution to the speaking event by the sponsoring department/unit.

Only one award per department/unit per year.

Departments/units are welcome to apply for funding in consecutive years; however, to support the full diversity of the U of A teaching and learning community, previous awards may be taken into consideration.

CTL Executive Director; CTL Assistant Director; Financial Officer, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). Recipients can expect to receive a decision within three (3) weeks of receipt of an application.

Annual Timeline
Funds are limited on an annual basis to $3,000.

Opportunities may arise unpredictably throughout the year, and therefore, there are no set deadlines. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

  • April 1st - March 31st - Funding Period*
    • *$3,000 is available for grants starting April 1st each year, and grant applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-considered basis until the funds are fully granted or until March 31st each year (for funding within the given fiscal year)
  • Outcome Dissemination - CTL will provide support with the promotion of the speaking engagement funded by the grant. Channels may include: CTL website, CTL newsletter, social media, and/or other university communications channels.

Grant Application Form
Complete the CTL Visiting Speaker Grant Application Google Form*

*please forward a copy of your completed Google Form response to your Budget Owner/Sponsor. Please have them forward it to ctl@ualberta.ca as confirmation of their budget contribution to supporting this speaker's visit.