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Constructing new knowledge about Teaching and Learning through Collaborative Inquiry

TransCanada Research Program for Learning Innovation and Collaborative Inquiry

Through a generous donation from the TransCanada Corporation, the Institute 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  which go beyond an inquiry related to teaching and learning in a single class.

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

  • be investigated in multiple courses and/or sections in a department or program (for example, studying student learning over a series of courses),
  • be investigated in courses from different programs and faculties (for example, studying undergraduate research skills development in courses from a variety of disciplines),
  • be investigated in courses from multiple contexts (for example, 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 (for example, a technical writing expert collaborating to study student writing skills development in science).

Collaborative 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 additional information. If you are uncertain whether or not your proposed project meets the criteria, please contact the Director of the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to explore possibilities.
 
Please click here to access the criteria for 2018 TransCanada Collaborative SoTL Inquiry Grants.

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2018

In addition, the Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning supports and facilitates the following grants supporting mentorship and students, also generously funded by the TransCanada Corporation.

Student Research Grants  - both Undergraduate Student Research Assistant (USRA) and Undergraduate Student Research Partner (USRP). Click here to access criteria.

Dissemination Grantsclick here to access criteria.

Mentorship Grantsclick here to access criteria.

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2018
 
Please apply for the grants mentioned above through the Office of Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement using the ROMEO Research Portal. Additional information can be found here.