Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF)

The Undergraduate Course Development Fund (UCDF) was established in 2011-12 by the Provost to foster ongoing, mutually beneficial teaching relationships between graduate-only divisions and units and divisions that offer undergraduate degree programs.

UCDF-funded courses are intended to be of mutual benefit to both the undergraduate program and the graduate-only Faculty or unit. The undergraduate division benefits from additional teaching capacity and the inclusion of leading-edge researchers into their teaching cadre, while the graduate division benefits from exposing their instructors to a broad undergraduate population. UCDF funding is provided to the partnering graduate division in support of their instructor participating in the program.

A full description of the of the current program’s goals and guidelines can be found here: 2017-18 Undergraduate Course Development Fund Guidelines

Starting in the 2018-19 academic year, the UCDF program will operate according the an updated set of guidelines, with substantive changes being made to the funding and evaluation components. Those guidelines can be found here: 2018-19 Undergraduate Course Development Fund Guidelines

Questions about potential proposals should be directed to the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education at vp.iue@utoronto.ca.