Education Scholarship


Each year, the University of Toronto's Council of Academic Deans hosts the Education Development Fund (EDF) competition. On this page, we share resources to guide you in developing a proposal for the EDF or other similar, small/seed funding calls for education innovations, scholarship, and research.

Quick resources/readings to get you started: 

Needs assessment 

Literature reviews


Ethics and Impact

Thinking with education theory:

Consider what paradigm(s) of education inform your ideas and goals. Then identify aligned theories and practices to guide your innovation and subsequent evaluation. Our Paradigms of Education Online Supplement can get you started.

Once you have worked your way through these resources and started to think about your needs, literature review, research question, and proposed project, please feel free to book a consult with an education scientist.

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