Funding for Community-Engaged Learning and Community-Engaged Research 

Community-Engaged Learning Funding

Centre for Community Partnerships (CCP) Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) Course Fund

The CCP offers small grants to support instructors teaching CEL courses at the University of Toronto. This funding can be used for CEL courses to 1) support innovation, 2) recognize community partner engagement, and 3) address barriers to student participation. Learn more about the 2023-2024 CCP CEL Course Fund, including the application process.

Learning & Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) 

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education’s Learning Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) program aims to support the President’s Three Priorities by providing a two-tiered system of funding. There are opportunities for teaching and learning projects that explore, implement and scale up promising practices at different stages of their development and implementation. The program creates a pathway for projects from their initial inception to their full potential. For application materials and further details on the process, please visit the LEAF website.

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Community-Engaged Research Funding

Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI)

For funding opportunities offered by the Division of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation (VPRI), please visit VPRI Funding Opportunities.

Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS)

For more information on funding opportunities, please visit the resource hub of the Centre for Research and Innovation Support (CRIS).

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Other CEL/CER Funding

Divisional Funding

For divisional funding opportunities, please check with your Divisional EL office or Dean’s office.