Call for Proposals: Advancing Education Renewal

Advancing the Strategic Plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century and bringing the various elements of the plan to life is a priority for the UBC community. To support this goal, over the next two years the university will focus on six targeted priority areas within the strategic plan, including Strategy 11: Education Renewal. This strategy seeks to facilitate sustained program renewal and improvements in teaching effectiveness, with particular emphasis on expanding opportunities for graduate students to learn about teaching and broadening their learning as they prepare for their careers. Between December 2019 and February 2020, the Office of the Provost and VP Academic invited faculty members, staff, postdocs and students to apply for the Advancing Education Renewal Call for Proposals.

Funded by UBC Vancouver’s Academic Excellence Funds, a total of $1.5-million over two years has been earmarked for UBCV to support projects that advance one of three identified focus areas:

  • Improvements in teaching effectiveness;
  • Program redesign: Developing program-level outcomes; and
  • Reimagining and strengthening graduate programs.


If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact

Award Details and Review Process

  • A total of $1.5 million is available for this call over the next two years.
  • A clearly articulated budget with justification is expected to align specific activities with goals and expected outcomes.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the adjudication committee who will make funding recommendations to the Provost and VP Academic, UBC Vancouver. The adjudication committee will consider each budget item and may recommend funding of only selected budget items or a reduced funding level.
  • Due to COVID-19, we kindly ask you for your patience until early summer for further confirmation on funding allocation once an assessment of the financial impact of COVID-19 can be completed.

Focus Areas + Criteria

Learn about the three focus areas and their eligibility, evaluation criteria and funding limits. 

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Learn more about the Education Renewal call and key contact information. 

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