Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grant Guidelines

Note: The 2020 LITE Full Grant round is being suspended, and an additional LITE Seed Grant round will be held in its place. LITE Seed Grants can help you investigate small-scale teaching and learning research projects and attend activities to develop your instructional skills. LITE Seed Grant applications will still be due on October 1, 2020, but both the funding and timeline are reduced (up to $7500 for a one-year project). Please refer to the LITE Seed Grant webpage for additional information. 

LITE Full Grants can help you investigate larger-scale or longer-term teaching and learning research projects and attend instructional development activities. Read the guidelines below to learn about project ideas, eligibility criteria for applicants and expenses, the application and adjudication process, and useful resources. 

LITE Full Grant proposals may focus on: 

  • assessing new approaches to teaching and learning (what is possible and does it work?) 
  • critically examining student learning with existing instructional approaches (what is happening and what could be improved?)
  • pursuing instructional development (teaching enhancement) opportunities (how could I teach differently to better facilitate deep student learning?).

Amount: Up to $15,000 per year (for a maximum of two years and $30,000)

Annual application deadline: N/A for 2020. Please refer to the LITE Seed Grant webpage for information regarding the October LITE Seed Grant round.

Consultation deadline: One week prior to application deadline

We are here to help 

Kyle Scholz, Educational Developer, Research and Consulting, and Kristen Archbell, Educational Research Associate, are happy to discuss your LITE Grant project ideas, review draft applications, and support you throughout the application process.

Reminder: In order for your application to be considered, applicants are required to meet with Kyle Scholz or Kristen Archbell within the first three weeks of the term. This meeting must occur, at the latest, one week prior to the submission deadline. At this meeting, we will discuss your project proposal and research plan, and suggest ways to enhance the quality and clarity of the application.

LITE Full Grant guidelines

For a PDF version of the guidelines below, please see the LITE Full Grants Guidelines (PDF).​​​​

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