Grant Tiers

LEAF supports two levels of grant activities:

  • Seed ($5,000-$15,000)

  • Impact ($15,000-$100,000)

This two-tiered system is intended to provide opportunities for teaching and learning projects that explore, implement and scale up promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation, and creates a pathway for projects from their initial inception to their full potential. Grants in both tiers are provided for a maximum of 3 years.

Seed grants are intended to encourage experimentation at the local level, either within a course or a set of courses, as a means of fostering small-scale innovations or pilots with the potential for future scalability.  These projects should hold significant promise for scalability within their home unit or transferability into other undergraduate learning contexts. Grants in this category range from $5,000-$15,000.

Impact grants are designed to support large-scale projects with the potential to significantly enhance core elements of undergraduate education within or across academic units and divisions at the University. This can range from projects designed to scale, sustain and institutionalize high-impact teaching and assessment innovations that have already experienced successful experimentation in their local contexts, to the development of new mechanisms and tools for proliferating innovative pedagogical practices.  Grants in this category range from $15,000-$100,000.