UBC SOTL Seed Program

Program Link: www.isotl.ctlt.ubc.ca/services/sotl-seed-program/

Sponsor: UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)

Value: Up to $200 CAD in discretionary funds to support research expenses such as participant costs and disciplinary data interpretation.
Up to $500 CAD to support presentation in SoTL meetings and conferences.
SoTL specialist support

Description: The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial collaborations, and complementary funding for projects, for faculty interested in exploring and understanding the impact of their pedagogical choices.
All members of the UBC community are invited to apply. Priority is given to faculty members who teach at the undergraduate level, and who have not had an active Seed project in the last 12 months. Recipients are expected to participate in events to share the outputs of their work with the wider UBC community. The expected life cycle of a project is one to two years.

SoTL Seed projects should ask meaningful questions about student learning or teaching activities designed to facilitate student learning, with the goal of gathering evidence to answer those questions, and then sharing the results to contribute to broader bodies of knowledge on student learning.
Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches and expertise. The following criteria are used to evaluate the proposals:

  1. Impact: Is the work likely to contribute to teaching and learning at UBC beyond the scope of the project?
  2. Novelty: Does the project have the potential to advance our knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education?
  3. Practicality: Can the goals be accomplished with the designated time-frame? Is the process outlined able to accomplish the stated goals?

Applications must be submitted online through the SoTL web site. A PDF preview of the application is available on the site to help applicants prepare their submission.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact ctlt.isotl@ubc.ca.