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.

2020 TLEF Funding Round Announced

For Large TLEF Projects, Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted through the TLEF website before 3:00pm on July 11th, 2019. If applicants would like feedback on their proposal from the Faculty of Medicine’s TLEF Review Advisory Council prior to submission, they have the option to email a copy to Amanda Nguyen ( no later then 12 noon on June 27th, 2019. Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full proposal before October 10th, 2019.

For Small TLEF Projects, applicants must first complete and submit the Faculty of Medicine Proposal Form to the Faculty of Medicine’s TLEF Review Advisory Council ( by 12 noon on November 1st, 2019. Once the Council has reviewed the proposals and provided feedback, applicants can submit their proposals through the TLEF website before November 14th, 2019.

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

Timelines for 2020

Large TLEF Transformation projects and Undergraduate Program Evaluation and Renewal projects

  • Deadline to submit LOI to Faculty of Medicine for feedback (Optional): June 27th, 2019 at noon
  • Deadline for LOI Submission to TLEF: July 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm
  • Full Proposal Submission to TLEF: October 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Small TLEF

  • Deadline to submit Faculty of Medicine Proposal Form: November 1st, 2019 at 12 noon.
  • Full Proposal Submission: November 14th, 2019 at 3:00 pm