Students as Partners (SaP) Dissemination Funding


The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is providing $40,000 until June 2024 to support undergraduate students involved in funded SaP projects to disseminate outcomes from those projects. Funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology.

The fund supports dissemination of SaP project work, including the sharing of results from course design/re-design work with audiences, to contribute to students’ professional development.

Recipients may be invited to contribute to SaP activities at UBC in order to build capacity in the field. These contributions may include being involved in a professional development workshop or lunch and learn, participating as a panelist in an SaP event, etc.

Please note: Applications for the SaP Dissemination Fund must be received by June 28, 2024 to be considered.


Students who are involved in a funded SaP project can apply to the fund, which can be used for dissemination expenses (up to $1,000) associated with conference presentations. Recent graduates who were involved in a funded SaP project are also eligible.


  • Conference submissions must be “accepted” and have a focus on the SaP funded project work. Please note that “submitted” and/or “under review” submissions may be tentatively approved pending confirmation of acceptance.
  • Students must be presenting a paper or poster virtually or in-person at an academic conference, such as annual disciplinary meetings or more focused workshops or symposia; or be participating in, performing or exhibiting an artistic work virtually or in person.
  • The conference must be organized by a recognized scholarly organization. The accepted conference submission must be peer reviewed.
  • For conference presentations involving multiple undergraduate student partners, up to $1,000 per project (not per person) will be granted.

Eligible expenses for presentations:

  • Conference registration
  • Travel (at economy airfare prices)
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

For information about per diem rates and other eligible travel expenses, please see UBC Policy FM8 – Travel and Related Expenses.

Please note: If your application for funding is successful, all receipts must be submitted within two months of the conference dates. The last date to submit expenses for reimbursement is December 13, 2024.

Confirmation of Expense Eligibility and Application Process

Funding is per project, not per person. To apply, please submit an application using this online form. All applications must be received by June 28, 2024 to be considered.

If you have any questions about the SaP Dissemination Fund, please contact us.


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Conferences focusing on higher education

Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

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Innovations in Education Conference

McMaster’s Innovations in Education Conference is an influential event focused on educational advancement. Bringing together educators, researchers, and professionals, it showcases pioneering strategies, research findings, and transformative approaches in teaching and learning. The conference inspires collaboration and innovation to elevate the quality of education in diverse contexts. 

POD Network Annual Conference

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National Lilly Conferences

The National Lilly Conferences are renowned gatherings in higher education, focusing on teaching and learning innovation. These conferences unite educators, administrators, and faculty from various disciplines to exchange ideas, share best practices, and enhance pedagogical techniques. They provide a valuable forum for advancing effective teaching in the academic community. 

Conferences focusing on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference

The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Inc. serves faculty members, staff, and students who care about teaching and learning as serious intellectual work. Through building intellectual and collaborative infrastructure, the Society supports the associational life that fosters scholarly work about teaching and learning.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons Conference

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Commons Conference is a prominent gathering dedicated to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in higher education. Educators, researchers, and practitioners convene to share pedagogical research, innovative teaching practices, and collaborative insights, fostering a community committed to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in academia.