Application Process

It all starts with an idea

Each year, the ALT-2040 fund welcomes project proposals with the intent to fund exciting new projects that will transform teaching and learning on our campus.

Getting started:

Remember to ask questions at any time in the process by emailing altfund.ok@ubc.ca. Please allow for adequate time for response prior to submission deadlines.

Develop a proposal idea
Reach out to collaborators
    • Confirm the resources and support you will need to complete your project.
Confirm necessary approvals
    • Review your project idea with your Department/Unit Heads/Directors to ensure adequate support.
    • Assemble all necessary letters of support.
Submit an online proposal
    • Proposals must be submitted online through the ALT-2040 application portal. Click ‘Apply Online’ on the menu above to get started.
    • Be aware of deadlines specific to your chosen funding stream.

Submission Timeline

Applications for the ALT-2040 Fund must be submitted online. All funding streams require a proposal, however projects applying under the Program Development and Redesign stream also require a letter of intent (LOI).

OER focus stream

    • Proposals must be submitted online by the proposal due date.
    • The proposal is reviewed by the adjudication committee.
    • The adjudication committee makes funding recommendations to the Provost (or designate).
    • The Provost finalizes funding decisions, and announces successful projects.
    • Official project start date is May 1, however funds may be available earlier.

Program and learning experience enhancement stream

    • Proposals must be submitted online by the proposal due date.
    • The proposal is reviewed by the adjudication committee.
    • The adjudication committee makes funding recommendations to the Provost (or designate).
    • The Provost finalizes funding decisions, and announces successful projects.
    • Official project start date is May 1, however funds may be available earlier.

Program development and redesign stream

    • Letter of Intent (LOI) must be submitted online by the LOI due date.
    • Dean (or Deans for interdisciplinary projects) will review the LOI.
    • Applicants will be notified of their LOI status.
    • Proposals must be submitted online by the proposal due date.
    • The proposal is reviewed by the adjudication committee.
    • The adjudication committee makes funding recommendations to the Provost (or designate).
    • The Provost finalizes funding decisions, and announces successful projects.
    • Official project start date is May 1, however funds may be available earlier.

Approvals needed

Before submitting your proposal, please ensure you have the approval required from all participating faculties. All proposals must include applicable letters of support.

All streams:

Proposal submissions require:

    • A letter of support from the department/unit head/director of lead applicant; and
    • A resource commitment letter from any UBC department/unit or administrative unit committing resources (including teaching buyouts, faculty member, staff time, etc).
    • A letter of support from the Dean (or designate) of the lead applicant and the Dean of any UBC Okanagan faculty/school that is committing resources.

Program development and redesign stream

Letter of Intent submissions must:

    • Indicate that the department/unit heads/directors of all project applicants have been consulted, are aware of potential resource commitments and have agreed in principle to support the project.