Teaching and Learning Grants

Skylight directly funds small teaching and learning enhancement projects through annual competitions, and offers early internal feedback on potential UBC TLEF submissions.

Skylight Development Grants

Skylight Development Grants provide up to $5,000 in matching funds for projects that by their scale or focus are unlikely to receive TLEF funding, but would significantly benefit undergraduate or graduate teaching and learning.

Science Academic Equipment Fund

UBC Science provides funding of up to $100,000 a year for academic equipment that supports teaching and learning. Funding is allocated through an annual competition announced in February.

Early TLEF Feedback

Skylight offers early internal feedback on potential UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund submissions within the Faculty. We help applicants connect with similar projects, and provide pedagogical, technical, evaluation and project consultations.

Major UBC teaching and learning funds

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created in 1991 to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. It is financed entirely by a portion of the student tuition paid to UBC Vancouver. Each year, the Office of the Provost invites all UBC-V Faculties and Colleges to apply for TLEF funding for initiatives that will improve the student learning experience at the University.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Seed Fund

The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) offers a grant opportunity for faculty members to conduct research in the scholarship of teaching and learning. The SoTL Seed program provides support, resources, and collegial collaborations for SoTL projects.

Additional funding opportunities

Science Student Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Funds

As part of the Student Diversity Initiative at UBC Science (SDI @ Science), the Equity & Inclusion Office (EIO) has generously provided one-time funds to support student equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) activities in UBC Science. The funds will be used to support proposals aiming to bring people together for the exchange of ideas and best practices in teaching and learning, and to build capacity addressing student EDI issues in UBC Science through the planning and delivery of events and hosting speakers.