Teaching and Learning Grants

Teaching and Learning Grants

Recognizing teaching excellence is one of the key tenets of the Office of Teaching and Learning. To reach that goal, we can help structure your application for several teaching and learning grants and awards.

Here are some Grants and Awards related to Teaching and Learning offered by our School, University, as well as national competitions.  Consider them as laddering system of recognition of your scholarship of teaching and learning. Click on any of the sections below for more information.

As you consider applying for, or adjudicating, awards and grants whether with the Werklund School of Education, the University of Calgary or from an external entity, we encourage you to consider the guidelines that the university has drafted to acknowledge and foster greater equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in our award and grant processes.

Teaching and Learning Support Grant

The aim of this funding is to support academic staff in advancing teaching and learning through grants to support one of the following types of initiatives:

Option 1: Research in Teaching and Learning. This grant is intended to seed funding to support academic staff as they prepare to apply for further grants that will support teaching and learning. This grant could be utilized to help conceptualize or develop an idea for a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project (e.g., hire an RA to help prepare a grant package, methodology, instruments, etc. for a Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning project, or other external research grant).

Option 2: Online or On-Campus Teaching. This grant is intended to support academic staff advance online teaching or on-campus teaching. This grant could be utilized to form a teaching square (community of practice) or prepare innovative digital content (e.g., hire an RA to help prepare content for using a flipped learning approach for a course, or to design interactive synchronous sessions, asynchronous content, digital assessments, multi-media case studies, podcasts, simulations, digital annotation, etc.).

Theodora Kapoyannis and Astrid Kendrick - Educator Compassion Fatigue and Burn-out

Meadow Schroeder - Deferred Work Term Innovation for EDPS students

Ronna Mosher - Development of Digital Learning Materials - EDER 619

Verena Roberts - Digital tools for EDER 679.69

Jaime Fiddler - Connecting Research to Practice Conference

Aubrey Hanson and Erin Spring - Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for Learning

Emma Climie and Kathleen Hughes - Werklund School of Education Teaching and Learning: Certificate in Child & Youth Development

Hanna Duffy - Advanced Psychological Assessment: Bridging Theory and Practice

Ling Jin - What contribute to effective cross-cultural clinical supervision: the supervisor’s perspective of cross-cultural supervision

Nadia Delanoy - Developing a Digital Assessment Toolbox

Roswita Dressler - Critical Literacy Research and Practice in the Canadian Education Landscape

Shelly Russell-Mayhew - Update for the Podclass: Conversations on School Health Lecture Series for EDUC 551

Michelle Kilborn - Fostering student centered learning with a Teaching Games for Understanding approach in physical education

Roswita Dressler - ELL Case Studies for EDUC 568

Theodora Kapoyannis and Astrid Kendrick - The First Year Teacher: Voices from the Field

Patricia Danyluk - Understanding Student and Community Partner Experiences with the Online Delivery of the Community Engagement Certificate - An Ethical Practice

Elisa-Lacerda Vandenborn  - Community Engagement: An Ethical Practice

Stephen MacGregor - Problem-based learning to connect educational research and practice with preservice teachers

Jennifer Markides and Pamela Roach - Walking together: A faculty book club to decolonize equity

Shelly Russell-Mayhew - Update for the Podclass: Conversations on School Health Lecture Series for EDUC 551

Soroush Sabbaghan - Developing an AI-Powered Persona-Generating Program for Student Researchers

The Taylor Institute Teaching and Learning Grants and Scholars Applications are available annually.  Guidelines for the grant application are available at the Taylor Institute website.

The next deadline for University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grants is January 16, 2023 at 11:59pm.  Applications for grants are now submitted through the following page which you can log into via SSO with your UCID.  Guidance on how to use the Synto portal for submitting your research grant application is available.

The Werklund Office of Teaching and Learning can provide support with grant applications including, if submitted before January 10, 2023, copy editing.  For review and required signatures, send to with the subject line 'Taylor Institute grant application."

Academic staff of the Werklund School of Education have been awarded with U of C Teaching and Learning grants in previous competitions.

The Academic Support Offices (Research, Teaching, International) are inviting you to apply for a Academic Support Offices Grant: Award Package Pathway Preparation. This grant is to help you prepare and assemble an award package. Nominating someone for an Award or receiving an award is becoming more and more important at the University of Calgary, so we would like to encourage all colleagues to consider applying or nominating a colleague for an award. 

  • Academic Support Offices Grant: Award Package Pathway Preparation - Academic staff are encouraged to use this funding to hire a graduate or undergraduate student as a research assistant to help prepare and assemble an award package. 

Application deadline for this support grant: Ongoing and based on availability of funds.

The application for the grants is available here and you can contact the Associate Deans in the Academic Support Offices for more information about this grant opportunity: Sylvie Roy for Research & Leadership Awards, Barb Brown for Teaching & Learning Awards, and Colleen Kawalilak for International & EDI Awards.