The Principal Investigator must currently be a full-time RFA member in a department, school or academic support unit reporting to the Provost. Limited-term RFA members may apply if their contract has at least two years remaining at the time of application. The application must indicate the contract start and end dates.
- Complete the application for submission. Submit a copy by email to Eric Kam, Director of the LTO at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on October 26, 2016. Proposals submitted after that will not be considered.
- Decision process: Proposals will be vetted and ranked by a committee led by the LTO. Members of the committee will include teaching chairs, faculty and the VPA. The results of this process will be communicated to individual applicants.
- Ordinarily, funds will be available for development or operating expenses related to the proposal (including equipment in some cases), but not for capital expenditures (renovations or additions to the physical plant) related to the proposal. All non-consumable items purchased with LTEF funds remain the property of the university. Funds may be used to hire research assistants or to match funds such as the Ontario Work Study Program provided such hires are consistent with the objectives and requirements of the proposed investigation. Funds may not be used to hire teaching assistants. In cases where funds are for hiring, the hiring process and employment are subject to Ontario labour laws and the hiring and employment policies of Ryerson University.
- Funds will be made available January 2017 and are to be expended no later than January 31, 2018.
- This is not an equipment fund, however, if the substance of the project requires equipment, that component may be considered if it is demonstrated that such equipment is unavailable on campus and is instrumental to the project.
- Faculty teaching release is not funded by the LTEF.
- Where possible, proposed studies should take advantage of existing Ryerson resources, such as software licenses.
- Intellectual property, if any, will be governed by the provisions of the collective agreement between Ryerson University and the Ryerson Faculty Association.
- Successful proposals require authorization of the department or school chair. Proposals involving research or where the outcomes will be submitted for presentation or publication will require Ryerson ethics approval.
When evaluating submissions, the committee favors proposals -
- Expand student awareness and understanding via new strategies
- Strengthen undergraduate teaching and learning
- Include references to relevant literature(s)
- Contain descriptions of methods measured by project outcomes
- Demonstrate sustainability for impact on student success
- Show potential for integration by complementary programs/courses
- Present an "outcome-based" approach so success can be quantified
Applications must include a budget, which is –
- Consistent with project objectives
- Includes appropriate administrative approval
LTEF grant projects are monitored and must comply with reporting requirements:
- A mid-term report due on July 14th 2017
- A final report due on February 28th 2017
- The final report must link the awarded funds to achieved LTEF goals
- Grant holders must present their outcome(s) at the Faculty Conference on May 2018
Mid-term Progress Report [doc] (due July 14th of the granting year)
Final Report [doc] (due February 28th, one month after grant completion)
Grant recipients are required to credit the LTEF in any publications, conference proceedings, or media appearances that resulted from the funded project.