1. Carleton University Teaching Grants
    1. Discovery Centre Fellowship
    2. Carleton University Experiential Learning Fund
    3. Contract Instructor Teaching Innovation Grant
  2. Teaching and Learning Services Grants
    1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant
    2. Teaching Development Grant
  3. Faculty Specific Teaching Grants
    1. Faculty of Engineering and Design Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant

Carleton University Teaching Grants

Discovery Centre Fellowship

The Discovery Centre is an established unit at Carleton University that supports innovation in undergraduate studies. This fellowship will provide an opportunity for Carleton faculty members to further develop or innovate their teaching and make an impact to the broader academic community. Up to two fellowships will be awarded each year. Recipients will receive a research grant of $5,000 for teaching projects and funding for up to two teaching releases (one per term).

Carleton University Experiential Learning Fund

The Provost has established the Experiential Learning Fund to increase the number of experiential learning opportunities for Carleton students, particularly in programs which may not have many EL opportunities; to enhance existing experiential learning opportunities; to build awareness of experiential learning at Carleton; and to support the articulation of employability skills for Carleton’s students within the institution’s academic programming. The fund supports two types of projects: course projects (financial support in the range of $1,000 – $2,500 per project is available) and program level projects (financial support in the range of $2500 – $10,000 per project is available).

Contract Instructor Teaching Innovation Grant

The purpose of the CITI grant is to provide support for investigating student learning and alternative approaches to teaching and assessing student learning at the individual, departmental, Faculty, or institutional levels. The overall aims are to foster deep student learning at Carleton University and promote curiosity, reflection, and exploration in the areas of teaching and learning. There will be one grant presented annually in the amount of up to $6,000.

Teaching and Learning Services Grants

Teaching and Learning Services is pleased to offer two internal grants that have a few interrelated goals:

  • To encourage scholarly activity about teaching and learning at Carleton University;
  • To investigate and experiment with new approaches to teaching and learning, and disseminate evidence-based knowledge about the results;
  • To highlight and validate the importance of educational development for educators’ personal growth and students’ learning.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Grant

This grant provides funding for Carleton’s faculty members and instructors to engage in systematic, evidence-based, scholarly investigations of all aspects of teaching and learning in post-secondary context. Research projects in various phases of the development are eligible for funding (e.g. data collection and analyses; manuscript writing and publishing).

Up to four grants with a maximum value of $5,000 per project may be awarded annually, depending on the available funding.

Teaching Development Grant

This grant was established to allow Carleton’s faculty members, instructors, and contract instructors to implement and investigate new approaches to teaching and learning, to further develop their skills as educators, and enhance conversations about teaching and learning across academic units.

Teaching development projects are funded on a continuous basis, with no specific application deadlines, and limited only by the allocated funds for each fiscal year, on a first-come-first-served basis. The financial support in the range of $500-$2,500 per instructor is available annually. Past winners are eligible to re-apply two years after receipt of their initial grant (i.e. winners of the Teaching Development Grant from 2018 are eligible to apply for the 2020 grant).

Faculty Specific Teaching Grants

Faculty of Engineering and Design Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant

Two grants may be awarded annually in the amount of up to $3,000 to faculty members, instructors, or contract instructors teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Design for projects that engage in evidence-based, systemic scholarly investigations of teaching and learning related to the Faculty of Engineering and Design.