Experiential Learning Fund

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Experiential Learning (EL) is a key priority and longstanding strength at U of T Scarborough. As experiential learning has evolved, so too has the spectrum of opportunities across our campus, with a goal of 100% student engagement. Our success is built upon the energy and passion of our students, the dedication of expert faculty and staff, strong reciprocal relationships with our local and global partners, and our collective commitment to inclusive excellence.

The 2024-25 Experiential Learning Fund (ELF) offers a collection of funding opportunities that reflect the diverse nature of Experiential Learning engagement at U of T Scarborough. As part of the Transformative Teaching & Learning Fund (TTLF), ELF is one of three pillars that support new and developing experiential curricular and co-curricular initiatives that integrate program curricula and align with faculty teaching and research interests.

QUESTIONS? Achieving excellence in experiential learning is a team effort and Team Xperience is here at any point along your path to guide you. Questions about your application can be directed to experiential.utsc@utoronto.ca.

UTSC appointed faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Cross-divisional projects with UTSC (co-)leads are eligible. Applicants can apply to more than one category with discrete project-based initiatives. Applicants can also apply to ELF up to three times for the same project after which time it will no longer be eligible for seed funding. Working with your department Chair, and keeping them appraised of project development, is recommended in planning toward long-term project sustainability.

How to Apply

The Experiential Learning Fund has moved to an online application system.  Detailed instructions on how to apply can be found in each funding category-