SoTL Grants Program

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Program for Innovation and Collaborative Inquiry


Grant applications are now closed. The next deadline will be in November 2021.
Apply through the ROMEO research portal here.


The spring call for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants will be open through the ROMEO system from April 30 to May 31, 2021, with a funding start date of July 1, 2021. The Mokakiis Centre for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce the following granting program to support SoTL research within MRU.

We wish to encourage and support faculty to work with students as partners in SoTL at MRU. Working in this way provides opportunities for students to meaningfully contribute to all stages of the research project (research design, data collection, and analysis, presentations, and publications), drawing on their knowledge and insights as learners. If you would like to discuss how to build partnership opportunities into any of the grants offered by the Mokakiiks Centre for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, please contact Cherie Woolmer (cwoolmer@mtroyal.ca). 

2021 Essential Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

This grant supports scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects that investigate innovative pedagogies, student learning, or other aspects of teaching and learning in a single class or related courses. These projects may involve a single investigator or small team.

Essential SoTL investigators may apply for funding of up to $5,000 over a one-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you would like guidance about your project, or the criteria, please contact Michelle Yeo (myeo@mtroyal.ca), in the Academic Development Centre to explore possibilities.

For additional information, please click on Essential SoTL Grant Criteria.

2021 Mokakiiks SoTL Collaborate

The Mokakiiks Centre for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports and facilitates collaborative research projects on program-level, discipline-level, and interdisciplinary topics.

Collaborative Inquiry Grants are designated for collaborative teaching and learning inquiry projects that go beyond a single class or context, and are intended for larger scope projects involving a team of researchers. There is also an expectation of knowledge translation across more than one context.

Some expectations of collaborative inquiries include, but are not limited to, inquiries about teaching and learning that might:

  • be investigated beyond a single class or context (e.g. studying student learning over a series of courses),
  • be investigated in courses from different programs and faculties (e.g. studying undergraduate research skills development in courses from a variety of disciplines),
  • be investigated in courses from multiple contexts (e.g. studying the effect of a certain pedagogy at institutions with varying class sizes),
  • have a student as a co-investigator (a senior student collaborating to design/conduct a study in a lower-level class),
  • require the expertise of a variety of co-investigators due to the size and scope of the project.

Collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects may apply for funding of up to $10,000 over a two-year period. A limited number of grants will be awarded in each funding cycle. See the application guidelines below for details. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the criteria, please contact Michelle Yeo (myeo@mtroyal.ca), in the Academic Development Centre to explore possibilities.

For additional information, please click on Mokakiiks SoTL Collaborate Grant Criteria.

 

2021 Marshall Family Foundation SoTL Literacy Grant

Through a generous donation from the Marshall Family Foundation, the Mokakiiks Centre for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports SoTL projects that investigate literacy learning and teaching practice across the spectrum of education, including early years, K-12 settings, and the post-secondary context, and/or literacy issues pertaining to specific groups of learners.

Marshall Family Foundation SoTL Literacy Grant projects may apply for funding of up to $9,000 for a one year period. A limited number of grants are available. See the application guidelines linked below for details. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the SoTL in literacy criteria, please contact Michelle Yeo (myeo@mtroyal.ca), in the Academic Development Centre to explore possibilities.

For additional information, please click on Marshall Family Foundation SoTL Literacy Grant Criteria.

2021 Mokakiiks Undergraduate SoTL Dissemination Grants

This grant is designated to permit student researchers to join their faculty supervisor at a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) or disciplinary education conference to present their SoTL findings.

For additional information, click on the following link Mokakiiks Undergraduate SoTL Dissemination Grants Criteria.