Grants

Student-faculty engagement grants provide funds to faculty and students for various activities that promote student-faculty interaction outside the classroom, allowing participants to interact in a more social setting and thereby reducing some students' feelings of intimidation.

Examples of possible activities include: faculty-hosted outings in the city, get-togethers at faculty homes, student-faculty sporting events, faculty-facilitated discussion on current events, and many more!  Anyone who would like assistance in identifying opportunities for co-curricular student-faculty engagement can email uc.studentlife@utoronto.ca.

It is hoped that this program will help students to be more actively involved in their academic work, take advantage of faculty members’ office hours, and increase their ability to connect their course curriculum to experiences outside of the classroom.

All applications will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. The quality of interaction likely to occur between students and faculty as a result of the program.
  2. Proposals can be initiated by any member of the College, including: faculty, graduate teaching assistants, staff and students.  Proposals initiated by students or staff must have a faculty co-sponsor.  Proposals initiated by faculty or graduate teaching assistants must have a student co-sponsor.
  3. Interdisciplinary events are encouraged.
  4. Proposals for activities that have no other possible sources of funding will be given priority.

The maximum amount awarded will be $500

Once you apply, your application will be reviewed as they are submitted.  However, it may take up to 10 business days for the selection committee to complete the decision-making process.

The selection committee will consist of the Vice-Principal, Dean of Students, Student Life Coordinator, Academic Affairs Commissioner of the UC Lit, and an additional member of the Academic Affairs Commission of the UC Lit.

Successful applicants will be asked to complete a short assessment following the activity to assist with the on-going development of the grant program.

Submit your completed application to uc.dean@utoronto.ca.