LEF Submission Guidelines

The 2020 LEF Submissions consist of three components that must be submitted electronically to avpa@uoguelph.ca no later than 4:00pm April 3rd, 2020.

  1. The proposal (maximum 7 pages long using the downloadable proposal template)
  2. The proposal budget (using the downloadable budget template)
  3. Signed letters of support


1. Proposal Details

Your proposal must be completed using the fillable proposal template provided and fit within the 7 page limit. Proposals are considered complete when signed and accompanied by the budget and signed letters of support.

Proposals are comprised of the following sections:

i) A description of the purpose, impact and intended outcomes of the project:

  • This section outlines the general purpose and anticipated impact of the project on teaching and learning at U of G, including a description of how the project aligns with UofG’s Strategic Framework and Teaching and Learning Plan.

This section should also include:

  • clear outcomes and indicate how they are assessed in the project;

  • an overview of the project impact and how that may enhance teaching and learning within a course, curriculum, or program;

  • a discussion about the sustainability of project outcomes;

ii) An overview of supporting evidence:

  • Teaching and Learning projects should be grounded in evidence, which includes literature as well as best practices and evidence-informed reports.  Evidence may also be derived from both educational as well as disciplinary contexts and proposals may explore the transferability from one context to another. 

This section should also include:

  • An identifiable issue, gap or problem that the proposal will address;

  • A clear and concise argument informed by the pertinent evidence;

  • A description that demonstrates that the use of the evidence informing the proposal is aligned with the intended outcomes and methodology of the proposal.

iii) A detailed outline of the methodology and any resources utilized

  • This section should clearly outline the methods, process, design and analyses, that will be utilized in the project and give due consideration to ethical considerations, and best-practice use of data gathered.

This section should also include:

  • How project success and outcomes are assessed;

  • What endpoints or aspects of teaching and learning are measured and how they will be measured and analyzed;

  • Descriptions of any additional resources utilized;

  • How project outcomes will be disseminated.

iv) A timeline with project milestones

  • This section should clearly outline the anticipated project milestones and dates, and that also align with the project methodology if applicable.  This timeline should also address the complete lifecycle of the project, including all steps discussed in the methodology, project closure and dissemination.
  • Successful LEF projects are required to present findings back at the University of Guelph’s annual Teaching and Learning Innovations Conference.


v) A decription of the role of each co-investigator and their contribution to the project (as applicable)

vi) Signatures of the applicant, chair or director, and any co-investigators


2. Budget Details

Your proposal budget must be completed using the budget template provided and be as detailed as possible. Include a clear budget outline of how funds will be used, as well as all associated travel expenses and funds received from other sources. Your project budget should also include (if applicable) descriptions of any in-kind contributions, and other project funding such as donations, grants etc.


3. Letters of Support Details

Letters of support from project collaborators

  • All letters of support must be signed by the collaborator identified in the proposal. Letters should outline what the collaborator will contribute to the project and a clear agreement to support the project.

Principal Investigators are advised to submit all letters of support along with the proposal and budget files. Should collaborators submit support letters separately, they must include the Project Title and Principal Investigator’s name in order to be considered.


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