Teaching Awards & Grants Database

Looking for institutional or divisional teaching awards and grants? Whether you’re an early career sessional instructor or an established educational leader, you can browse the diverse array teaching awards and grants offered across all three campuses.

Find the award that is right for you by searching by division, award type, or eligibility.

Teaching awards and grants recognize and fund pedagogical innovation and excellence. This database is meant to provide you with an overview of the diversity of awards available across the University.

Each award and grant has criteria for applicants, and varies widely. Browse the database below and check the eligibility requirements.

You can search the awards database by using a number of filters:

  • division (including institutional awards)
  • award type (i.e., “Early Career” or “Experiential”)
  • eligibility (i.e., “Continuing appointment”)

We have listed divisional contacts, where available, that oversee the administration of awards. For questions related to divisional teaching awards, contact awards.provost@utoronto.ca.

Awards & Grants Database

Award Eligibility Division Award Type
CI Teaching Excellence Award To be eligible, all of the following requirements must be met. The CI: has an appointment between May 1, 2020 and April 29, 2021 has held at least one previous appointment as a CI, prior to January 1st 2021. in any given year. Preference will be given to CIs who have held more than one appointment. is currently enrolled (in good standing) in the School of Graduate Studies and is a member of Unit 1, 2 or 4 of CUPE 3902 on May 1, 2020. Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation Institutional Award, Non-Continuing Teaching Appointment, Teaching Award
TA Teaching Excellence Awards TA is eligible if: They receive 2 or more student nominations (NB: Faculty may submit a nomination but evidence of student support will be required as well) They have at least 100 hours of TA experience at the University of Toronto prior to the current academic year. They have held a TA appointment during the current academic year (May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021) . They have been a member of CUPE 3902, Units 1, 2 and 4 and enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies.  They have been a previously shortlisted nominee. Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation Institutional Award, Student-Nominated, TA Award
Teaching & Learning Conference & Colloquia Fund Eligible conferences and colloquia must take place at UTM, and must have an external component in terms of attendees consisting of both UTM-based instructors and instructors from other institutions. We encourage all instructors teaching at UTM to apply. Sessional Lecturer II and Sessional Lecturer III can apply for funds provided that they are teaching at UTM in the current or next academic session at the time of application. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
Teaching Development Travel Grant We encourage all instructors teaching at UTM to apply. Sessional Lecturer II and Sessional Lecturer III can apply for funds to present at teaching-themed conferences or symposia, provided that they are teaching at UTM in the current or next academic session at the time of application. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
Teaching Development and Innovation Grant We encourage all instructors at UTM with an interest in teaching and learning to apply. This includes faculty members with continuing appointments in the teaching or tenure stream, librarians, sessional instructors II and III (teaching in the current or next academic session at the time of application), and staff. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
Numeracy Development Initiative All UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
English Language Learner Support Initiative All UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
Writing Development Initiative All UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Pedagogical Grant
Teaching Excellence Award for Senior Faculty The E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award for Senior Faculty is targeted at senior Associate Professors and full Professors respectively.All UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Teaching Award, Educational Leadership
Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty The Teaching Excellence Award for Junior Faculty is targeted at Assistant Professors and early Associate ProfessorsAll UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Teaching Award, Early Career Teaching Award
Teaching Excellence Award for Sessional Lecturer The Teaching Excellence Award for Sessionals is targeted at Sessional Lecturers and Course Instructors. All UTM faculty/instructors currently teaching at UTM are eligible. University of Toronto Mississauga Divisional Teaching Award, Non-Continuing Teaching Appointment
International Student Experience Fund Submissions will be accepted from University of Toronto faculty and staff with continuing appointments. The primary beneficiary of the proposal must be undergraduate and/or graduate students. The fund is intended to support both curricular (academic) and co-curricular (non-academic) initiatives. It is recommended that curricular proposals include a co-curricular collaborator. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Pedagogical Grant
Undergraduate Course Development Fund The faculty member should normally hold a primary appointment in the graduate division/unit partnering in the UCDF course. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Pedagogical Grant
Online Undergraduate Course Initiative Lead instructor must have a continuing appointment Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Pedagogical Grant
Instructional Technology Innovation Fund Proposals will be accepted from University of Toronto faculty, staff, and librarians; however, priority will be given to submissions from University of Toronto units (departments, recognized programs of study, academic units, or divisions) or interdisciplinary/interprofessional teams, as compared to submissions from individuals. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Pedagogical Grant
Learning and Education Advancement Fund Proposals will be accepted from University of Toronto faculty, staff, and librarians with continuing appointments in the first-entry undergraduate divisions Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Pedagogical Grant
Northrop Frye Award (Faculty) Faculty members holding continuing appointments are eligible for the Northrop Frye Award (Faculty). This includes tenure-stream, teaching-stream (continuing), and clinical faculty. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Award
President’s Teaching Award Division of the Vice-President and Provost Educational Leadership, Institutional Award
University of Toronto Teaching Fellowships Fellowships are open to all faculty members in the Teaching Stream, and provide Fellows with access to a cohort and network aimed at supporting and enhancing the work being undertaken, developing the educational leadership capacity of the Fellows, fostering the culture of teaching at the University of Toronto, and promoting effective teaching practices. Over the course of the two-year Fellowship, each Fellow will receive two half-course releases, $10,000 to support graduate student Research Assistants, and an additional $5,000 for professional development and further project support. A maximum of 5 Fellowships will be awarded every two years. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Institutional Award
Early Career Teaching Award Tenure-stream Assistant Professors, continuing-stream Assistant Professors, teaching-stream and full-time clinical faculty who are within the first six years of their current continuing-stream academic appointment and have completed two years of teaching at the University of Toronto in their current continuing-stream appointment. Division of the Vice-President and Provost Early Career Teaching Award, Institutional Award