Faculty and librarians can find information pertaining to funding programs offered by the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, as well as funding programs from other offices at U of T Scarborough and the University of Toronto.
Internal Funding Programs
University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can register with their University of Toronto email address to access the National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity (NFCDD)'s online professional development resources.
Faculty can apply for tuition scholarships to the NCFDD's programs, including the Faculty Success Program, Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program, and Teaching Toolkit Program. Find out more information about the NCFDD programs.
The Professional Academic Coaching Fund (PACF) supports pedagogical and professional achievement, and the success of faculty at U of T Scarborough across a range of career stages, by providing access to coaching services to support them in their academic roles. Coaches provide personalized support in various areas including goal setting, work-life balance, productivity, leadership, network building, career planning, and working with personal neurodiverse needs, etc. The practice of working with a coach to support personal career goals, common in other professions, is starting to catch on in academia. Faculty at U of T Scarborough who are full time, or have a part-time continuous appointment, are eligible to apply in either February or October for one PACF award of up to $3,000.
The Offices of the Vice-Principal Research & Innovation and the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean regularly receive requests for sponsorship and support for events organized by U of T Scarborough faculty members or student groups that enhance the profile of U of T Scarborough in the wider scholarly community. Please consult the following memo for information about steps faculty and students should take to request funding.
The Transformative Teaching & Learning Funds (TTLF) aim to strengthen collaborative, research-informed curriculum and teaching innovation and communities of practice; enhance our capacity to deliver high quality education both in person and online; advance institutional commitments to inclusive teaching and learning; and facilitate initiatives related to experiential learning and global classrooms.
The Professional/Pedagogical Development Support Fund (PPF) was established by the Office of the VicePrincipal Academic & Dean in 2018 to support Professional or Pedagogical Development by continuing track Teaching Stream faculty of all ranks at U of T Scarborough. For the 2022-23 academic year, each U of T Scarborough full-time and part-time, continuing track Teaching Stream faculty member is eligible to receive up to $1,000, pro-rated based on percentage appointment, to support Professional or Pedagogical Development activities that have or will take place between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. The VDFAES expects that this is the last year that the PPF fund will be offered, and that it will be replaced with other mechanisms of comparable amounts beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.
The Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean has established a Pedagogical/Professional Development Grant (PPG) to support teaching innovation and leadership by continuing track Teaching Stream faculty. This competitive grant may be used by full-time and part-time Teaching Stream faculty with pedagogical/professional development expenses that outstrip the supplement provided through the Professional/Pedagogical Development Support Fund (PPF).
The Mentorship Initiatives Fund (MIF) supports grass-roots initiatives of U of T Scarborough Faculty or Librarians aimed at supporting career development through mentorship. The VDFAES expects that this is the last year that this fund will be offered, and that it will be replaced with other mechanisms of comparable amounts beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.
Check out the list of previously funded projects.
The Indigenous Course Development Grant supports permanent, full-time faculty members who wish to develop a new course or courses or new content in an existing course on indigenous topics. The grant is intended to provide faculty members with time and resources to build a constructive, on-going relationship with Indigenous communities and/or organizations.