All faculty members may apply as Principal Investigator if their contract has at least 2 years remaining at the time of application. Applications from Limited Term RFA, CUPE 1 and 2 faculty must indicate contract start and end dates.
Proposals will be vetted and ranked by a committee led by the LTO. Members of the committee will include Teaching Chairs, faculty, the Vice Provost Academic, and an Aboriginal representative from the Aboriginal Education Council (AEC). The results of this process will be communicated to individual applicants.
|Funds will be made available in April 2019, after recipients attend an introductory 1-hour grant kick-off session.
|Funds must be expended no later than April 30th, 2020.
- All expense reporting and HR contract initiation will be completed through the LTO.
All non-consumable items purchased with the 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 also be used in conjunction with those received from the AEC Curriculum Development Funds. Funds may not be used to hire teaching assistants/graduate 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.
Where possible, studies should take advantage of existing Ryerson resources, such as software licenses.
Equipment expenditures will be considered if the substance of the project requires equipment that is unavailable on campus and is instrumental to the project. Budget requests for equipment expenditures should include supporting documents and approval is subject to the discretion of the committee. Funds may not be used for capital expenditures (renovations or additions to the physical plant).
- Faculty teaching release is not funded by the LTG.
Intellectual property 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 (front page of application).
All research involving humans, conducted by or with faculty, staff or students affiliated with Ryerson University must be reviewed and approved by the Ryerson Research Ethics Board (REB) prior to commencement of the study.
When evaluating submissions, the committee favors proposals which:
Expand student awareness and understanding through the development of new strategies and course materials.
Strengthen undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and learning.
Include references to relevant literature from within the field of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in higher education.
Demonstrate potential for long-term impact on student learning.
Show potential for integration into complementary programs/courses.
Demonstrate the prospect of sustainability beyond the grant.
Utilize an "outcomes-based" approach to measure success.
Applications must include a budget that is:
- Consistent with project objectives
- Iincludes appropriate administrative approval
Reporting & Requirements
LTG grant projects are monitored and must comply with the following requirements:
||Due on or before November 1st, 2019
Due on or before May 31st, 2020 and must link awarded funds to achieved LTG goals.
Final Report Document
||Of the study at the Learning and Teaching Conference to be held in May 2020.
Grant recipients are required to credit the LTG in any publications, conference proceedings, or media appearances resulting from the funded project.