1. Eligibility
  2. Funding
  3. For More Information
  4. Project Requirements
  5. Evaluation Criteria
  6. Applying to the Fellowship

The Future Learning Innovation Fellowship provides funding and support for instructors and academic units interested in incorporating new or innovative technologies to solve defined teaching and learning problems or challenges (e.g. student engagement, student success). Fellowships run for 18 months.


All faculty members, instructors, unit chairs and directors are eligible. Contract instructors may apply if they have support from their departmental chair/director.


The value of the fund is $10,000 per project. Funds may be used to purchase equipment and/or license technologies, or taken as a stipend. A call for the 2023/24 Innovation Fellows will go out in early September 2023. Projects with focus in the following areas:

  • Using Artificial Intelligence to create engagement and learning
  • Augmented/Virtual Reality
  • Using Learning Analytics to create equity and belonging

Successful participants may choose to receive funds as direct financial compensation, which will be taxed as salary income, or as a grant deposited to an appropriate internal account (administered by the participant).

Successful contract instructors are eligible only for direct financial compensation.

In addition to monetary support, successful applicants will receive support from TLS and will also be prioritized for TLS development support, including the Students as Partners Program, educational development, educational technology and media production.

For More Information

If your project proposal uses a technology not listed here, please reach out to us at tls@carleton.ca.

Project Requirements

  • A commitment to using technologies in equitable ways
  • Apply technology to address the teaching challenge to at least one class during the project timeframe
  • Commitment to participate in bi-monthly community of practice meetings
  • Commitment to share experiences, findings and reflections through an academic output, such as a journal article or book chapter, conference, or TLS organized showcase.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by Teaching and Learning Services using the following criteria:

  • Eligibility to participate
  • Clarity of a defined teaching problem(s)
  • Innovative or original approach using either enterprise supported technologies or scalable new technologies that might broaden or deepen Carleton University’s suite of educational technology tools in a significant way
  • Potential to engage or impact a diverse student population
  • Area of exploration/educational technology to be explored
  • A project assessment plan. This does not necessarily need to show success or improvement (failure is part of innovation), but the funded projects need to have key indicators baked into the plan
  • Commitment to participate in communities of practice and disseminate work
  • A project budget (if applicable)

*Efforts will be made to select projects from a variety of disciplines

Applying to the Fellowship

Applications are now closed.