Medicine

Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) was created in 1991 to enrich student learning by supporting innovative and effective educational enhancements. It is financed entirely by a portion of the student tuition paid to UBC Vancouver. Each year, the Provost invites applications for TLEF funding for initiatives that will improve the student learning experience at our university.

2019 TLEF Funding Round Announced

The 2019 call for Large TLEF Transformation projects is now open. Letters of Intent (LOI) for Large TLEF are due July 12, 2018 at 3:00pm.  However ideas for all TLEF proposals that involve Faculty of Medicine Programs must first be reviewed by the 2019 Faculty of Medicine TLEF Review Advisory Council prior to starting the TLEF online application.

To initiate the review:

Complete the FoM TLEF prescreen form and submit it to Erin Hagen on eade.assist@ubc.ca no later than 12 noon on June 26th, 2018(just over two weeks before the Large TLEF Transformation project LOI application deadline).  Once the 2019 Faculty of Medicine TLEF Review Advisory Council has reviewed the proposals and provided feedback, applicants can submit their Letters of Intent.  Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal before October 11, 2018. The call for small TLEF proposals will announced in September.

For more information regarding the TLEF application process and criteria, please visit the UBC TLEF web site:

Timelines for 2019

Large TLEF Transformation projects and Undergraduate Program Evaluation and Renewal projects

  • Deadline to submit Faculty of Medicine Proposal Form: June 26th, 2018 at 12 noon
  • Deadline for LOI Submission:  July 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm
  • Full Proposal Submission: October 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Small TLEF

  • Proposal Call Announcement: Not yet announced (expected September 2018)
  • Deadline to submit Faculty of Medicine Proposal Form: TBC
  • Full Proposal Submission: November 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm