Large TLEF Special Call for Generative AI Collaborative Cluster Grants  

Large TLEF Special Call for Generative AI Collaborative Cluster Grants  

Faculty and staff at UBC Vancouver are invited to submit letters of intent (LOI) for Large Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Transformation projects by 3pm on July 25, 2024. 

The 2025/2026 Large TLEF Transformation Projects funding round is a special call to support UBC Vancouver project teams interested in experimenting as part of collaborative clusters with the integration of Generative AI (GenAI) in teaching and learning contexts. Projects funded by this call will have access to a Large Language Model (LLM) Sandbox environment, some initial reference applications, and available incubator support for their project development provided by the Learning Technology Hub (LTHub). Approximately $1-million will be earmarked to support this Large TLEF special call.  

About Large TLEF Transformation projects 

Large TLEF Transformation projects are multi-year projects that are intended to advance UBC’s strategic goals relating to transformative learning. Projects in this special call are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in funding and can span up to two years. Typically, these projects impact multiple courses or programs, have the potential to involve collaboration across departments or Faculties, and align with one or more strategies or priorities in UBC’s strategic plan: Shaping UBC’s Next Century. 

Application Process 

Applications for Large TLEF Transformation projects go through a two-stage approval process. Successful applicants in the LOI stage will be invited to submit an application, due by Thursday October 17, 2024. Existing Large TLEF projects seeking renewal funding will also submit applications by that deadline. 

For more information about this funding opportunity, priority areas and instructions on how to apply, visit the Large TLEF Special Call for Gen AI Collaborative Cluster Grants project page: 

A call for Small TLEF Innovation proposals (up to $50,000) will also be announced in September 2024. 

Christina Hendricks,
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning pro tem