New Call for eCampus Research and Innovation Grants – 2016

eCampusOntario has announced a new 2016-18 Research and Innovation Grants Call for Proposals.

The invitation to submit proposals states:

“As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate to support leading-edge Ontario research in the field. This mandate also extends to providing support for experimentation with innovative pedagogical approaches and technologies in a safe environment where failure is an acceptable opportunity to learn. Supports and opportunities within eCampusOntario to synthesize and disseminate exemplary practices and share lessons learned are important components for the success and evolution of excellence in teaching with technology. This call for proposals focuses on supporting research and innovation along with opportunities for synthesis and dissemination.”

The call outlines two categories, Research Projects (up to 100K) and Innovation Projects (up to 20K). Proposals can be related to online and technology-enabled learning within six theme areas:

  1. Pedagogical Approaches
  2. Quality and Evaluation
  3. Business Models, Resources, Costs, Faculty Support
  4. Openness
  5. Connecting Sector Priorities
  6. Accessibility and Digital Literacy

Download the Call for Research and Innovation Proposals


University of Toronto – Internal Process

The University of Toronto requests submissions of Expressions of Interest by Sept 30, 2016. Please email a short description of your project idea (maximum 250 words) to the Vice Provost Innovations in Undergraduate Education at with copy to

Proposal consultation and development support is available. If you are interested in discussing your ideas or contributing to a centrally coordinated project proposal, please contact Laurie Harrison, Director of Digital Learning Innovation at or 416-978-1703.


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