Instructional Technology Innovation Fund

Purpose

The Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) is a seed fund designed to catalyze initiatives that immediately and directly impact University of Toronto education and teaching programs through innovation and development. ITIF is focused specifically on the practical applications of technology in design, implementation, evaluation, curriculum renewal, faculty development or continuing education initiatives that enrich learning. The fund is intended to support strategic directions in education broadly, across all disciplines. The proposed deliverable and outcomes must be closely aligned with the ongoing goals and objectives of the departments and programs from which they emerge.

ITIF is funded by the Provost and administered by Academic and Collaborative Technologies, a partnership between the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and Information Technology Services.

Funding

ITIF’s three-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.

  • Support Stream: Apply to get access to an educational technology or instructional design specialist for up to 150 hours per year, per project. This is a non-cash award, but it’s worth an equivalent of $20,000 that can be used as an in-kind contribution when applying elsewhere for funding.

Applicants must choose which stream they are applying for at the time of application.

Full Program Details

For more information, including the application process and eligibility, please visit the ITIF program website.