SoTL Dissemination Fund

The call is open on a rolling basis. Please submit your application below. Applications are reviewed once a month and notifications are sent by the 15th of the following month.


The Office of the Provost and VP Academic offers $20,000 per year to support dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Funds are managed and adjudicated by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).

The fund supports publications that describe research on teaching and learning in higher education with direct implications for UBC.

Grant holders are expected to contribute to SoTL activities at UBC in order to build capacity in the field. These contributions may include hosting a professional development workshop, participating as a panelist in an ISoTL event, hosting a lunch-and-learn, etc.


Any full-time faculty member at UBC Vancouver can apply for the award, which can be used for the following dissemination expenses:

  • Conference registration and travel costs (up to $1,000).
  • Article Processing Charges (APC) or other fees related to publishing open access (up to $2,000).

A faculty member can only be awarded the grant once every 24 months. Co-applicants are encouraged, but please note that funding is per project, not per person. Applications must be submitted within two months from the time of conference or time of journal article acceptance to be considered eligible for funding.


The following criteria will be used to adjudicate this competitive award:

  1. Must be an accepted (or “minor revisions”) journal article or conference submission at a venue where the focus is on teaching and learning in higher education. Please note that “submitted” and/or “under review” submissions will not be considered.
    • If applying to cover the cost of open access publication in a journal, the journal must be peer reviewed, have a DOI, an impact factor, be indexed in major databases, or have a similar metric used in that particular discipline.
    • If applying for travel/conference registration costs, the conference must be organized by a nationally or internationally recognized scholarly organization. The accepted conference submission must be peer reviewed.
    • For conference presentations involving multiple authors, only one award of up to $1000 will be granted.
  2. Preference will be given to articles or chapters published in journals or monographs that provide free access to readers for all of their articles (i.e. a fully open access journal or monograph), as listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.


To apply, please fill out this short online application. For reference, a PDF version is available for review as you prepare your online application.

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