The application process for TLEF grants is divided into Large and Small project pools. Applications for Large TLEF Projects go through a two-stage approval process, starting with an LOI due by July 15, 2016 and then, for those applicants who are invited to move forward, a full proposal and budget due by October 14, 2016. Applications for Small TLEF Projects go through a one-stage approval process, with the submission of a full proposal and budget in mid-November 2016. The call for Small TLEF proposals will be announced in September. With both Large and Small TLEF proposals, the principal applicant’s department head must indicate his or her support before the proposal can be submitted to the TLEF.
At this time, we are calling for LOIs for Large TLEF Projects (over $50,000).
We particularly welcome LOIs/proposals that address one or more of the following thematic areas:
▪ Enhanced experiential learning opportunities (including proposals that support ongoing reflection and validation of experiential activities).
▪ Measurement of enhancement of student learning and effectiveness (e.g. across different sections of the same course, or over consecutive courses; development of methods to assess student learning).
▪ Curriculum/program scale transformations (e.g. multiple courses linked through a year of study, a program, etc.).
▪ Concentrated blended courses (e.g. non-13 week/3-hour class meeting structures, blended as reduced seat time; greater proportion of course delivered online).
▪ Enhancing interaction and communication (e.g. evaluation of strategies to promote and utilize faculty-to-faculty and faculty-to-student interaction and communication, especially beyond class meetings).
▪ Development or integration of open educational resources that are intended to be used in a course, multiple courses within a program, or across several programs.
All TLEF LOIs and proposals must be submitted through the online application system (http://apply.tlef.ubc.ca). Sample proposal forms and information about the TLEF are available at http://tlef.ubc.ca. It is important that applicants familiarize themselves with the TLEF criteria, application guidelines, regulatory policies, and the online application system before submitting a proposal. Large TLEF Project grants are capped at $250,000 over the life of the project, and this funding can be active for up to three years. For multi-year projects, 2nd– and/or 3rd-year funding is contingent upon satisfactory progress in meeting project goals. Multiyear proposals must contain a sustainment plan for project activities, with details on how the project will be sustained beyond the TLEF funding window, and an indication of the source of future sustainment funding.
The University deadline for Large TLEF Project LOIs is 3:00 pm on July 15, 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted. All submissions are reviewed by an internal Faculty review committee and then by the UBC TLEF Adjudication Committee. The Vice-Provost will invite applicants whose LOIs are supported by the Dean of the respective Faculty as well as the TLEF Adjudication Committee to develop a full Large TLEF Project proposal, to be submitted by 3:00 pm on October 14, 2016.
Please note: If you currently hold a Large TLEF Project grant and plan on seeking 2nd– or 3rd-year funding, you do not need to submit a new LOI; rather, you will need to submit an updated proposal, budget, and Interim Report on your project through the online application system by the October 14th 2016 deadline.
Proposal Development Support – Drop-in Sessions
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Faculty Support Units, UBC Studios and the Library will provide feedback and proposal development support for faculty wishing to submit TLEF proposals. Support will be provided on topics such as pedagogy, assessment, media, technology integration, interaction, project scope, and budget development. Please ensure that you consult with central- and Faculty-based support units if you are intending to request their support in the development of your project.
Between June and August, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request consultation support. Between September and November, CTLT will host weekly drop-in sessions for TLEF applicants who are developing Large and Small TLEF project proposals. Information on drop-in sessions will be posted to the CTLT events site:http://events.ctlt.ubc.ca
If you have any questions about the TLEF funding process or criteria, please send them to email@example.com or call 604-827-0729.