Awards and Grants
Centre for Learning and Teaching grants are designed to support initiatives that have the potential to address student engagement and retention at Dalhousie University. Faculty and staff members are invited to collaborate with the Centre for Learning and Teaching on the development of proposals for projects designed to enhance the learning experiences of students in any year of study. The projects may range in scope from Faculty to the classroom level.
Change One Thing Challenge
Nominate an engagement activity that you developed within the last 24 months and that is still part of your current teaching practice. One winner, determined by a review panel, will receive a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant for up to $1000 to support travel to a teaching and learning conference.
Deadline: February 10, 2020
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Grants
These grants will provide support for Dalhousie educators who are interested in engaging in projects to enhance teaching and learning, through the design and development of new or alternative approaches to enhance student learning at the course, department or Faculty level. The overall aim of these grants is to foster deep and impactful student learning and promote faculty members’ professional development of teaching.
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant 2020
This grant will provide support for Dalhousie educators who are interested in adapting or creating an Open Educational Resource (OER), or who would like to investigate the impact of their use of OER on student learning at the course, department or Faculty level.
Deadline: March 6, 2020
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants
These grants will provide support for Dalhousie educators who are interested in developing a project that studies, assesses, and/or evaluates the impact of a particular research question on students’ learning. This might include, but not be limited to, the development of new or revised initiatives, programs, courses, use or creation of open educational resources (OER), and/or methods/activities/assessments in teaching and learning.
Deadline: March 13, 2020
K. Lynn Taylor Educational Conference Presentation Travel Grant
This grant will assist in funding travel costs incurred by faculty who have been accepted to give a scholarly presentation at an academic conference with a focus on teaching and learning in higher education, or a pedagogical session (focused on teaching and learning in higher education) at a discipline-based conference. For this funding, scholarly presentations include presenting a research paper or a poster (finalized or preliminary findings), facilitating a workshop, or participating on a panel or roundtable.
This grant is currently closed.
The Centre for Learning and Teaching administers the University-Wide Teaching Awards. These awards honour those individuals who, through engagement and innovation, have significantly enhanced the quality of teaching and learning at Dalhousie University and beyond.
- Dalhousie Alumni Association Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching
- Early Career Faculty Award of Excellence for Teaching
- Contract and Limited-term Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Sessional and Part-time Instructor Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision
- Award for Excellence in Education for Diversity
- Academic Innovation Award
- Educational Leadership Award for Collaborative Teaching
- President's Graduate Student Teaching Award