Call for Letters of Intent for Large TLEF Grants – due July 15, 2016

Call for Letters of Intent for Large (over $50,000) TLEF Grants

The deadline for Letters of Intent (LOIs) for Large TLEF Project grants (over $50,000) is 3:00 PM, July 15, 2016.  This call is open to faculty members,  staff and students.  Students may wish to submit projects of special interest to them or their peers, as well as participate in the development of proposals.

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.


It is important to discuss your proposal with The LFS Learning Centre (Cyprien Lomas and Judy Chan) prior to submitting for feedback on alignment with faculty strategies.  For more LFS Faculty specific information and links to the online application system and sample proposal forms  please consult . All TLEF LOIs and proposals must be submitted through the online application system (

Applicants  should 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.

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.

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