Two Funding Streams
ITIF’s two-tiered system is intended to provide opportunities for technology-mediated teaching and learning projects that explore and implement promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation, and creates a pathway for projects from their initial inception to their full potential. Awardees have up to two years to complete their project:
Seed Funding: Maximum $2,000 with no matching requirement
Matched Funding: Maximum $5,000 with matching funds from another source
Applicants must choose which stream they are applying for at the time of application.
Projects that require funding of more than $5,000 are encouraged to consider the LEAF initiative https://www.leaf.provost.utoronto.ca,
or other funding sources: http://teaching.utoronto.ca/teaching-support/u-of-t-resources/funding-resources/
2022 Thematic Areas
The key thematic areas for the 2022 round are our institutional priorities and post-pandemic instructional planning. We encourage proposals that address the President’s Three Priorities:
- Leverage our urban location more fully, for the mutual benefit of university and city
- Strengthen and deepen key international partnerships: well-defined strategic focus
- Re-imagine and re-invent undergraduate education
ITIF also aims to support projects that align with the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education’s four strategic priorities:
1. Experiential Learning
2. Curriculum Design
3. Learning Systems
4. Digital Learning
We also welcome proposals that support students learning remotely. While we hope the pandemic will abate soon, we as we anticipate that some of the positive aspects of remote teaching and learning will continue play a role in course and program delivery post-pandemic.
Proposals that integrate the key themes will be given preference, but the list is not exhaustive. Proposals that address ITIF goals through alternative means are also encouraged.