Application deadline: January 15

 Awards will be made after this date for the coming year.

The J. E. A. Crake Teaching Development Award has been established by the J. E. A. Crake Foundation to honour the late J. E. A. Crake, Josiah Wood Professor of Classics and Head of the Classics Department from 1946 to 1976.

The J. E. A. Crake Teaching Development Award is intended to support Mount Allison faculty, librarians and instructors to attend conferences dedicated to University Teaching and Learning. The Award’s objective is to encourage participation in collegial discussions about teaching enhancement.

The J.E.A Crake Teaching Development Award may allocate up to $6,000 annually. One or more Awards will be granted, contingent upon total conference grants allocated.
Applications will be accepted until January 15. Where funds allow, there may be a second call for applications during the academic year.
Funds are valid for one year and must be expended by the end of the next fiscal year, namely April 30th of the following year.

Applicants: All members of faculty, librarians and instructors on continuing appointments (including continuing part-time appointments) who teach an academic subject are eligible to apply, although priority will be given to those in the early stages of their academic career.

Applicants may hold this Award in consecutive years, however, in equal circumstances new applicants will receive priority.

Conferences: Those conferences organized by societies dedicated to the enhancement of University Teaching and Learning are eligible for consideration.


For example:

  • annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)
  • annual Teaching Showcase of the Association of Atlantic Universities
  • Dalhousie University Conference on University Learning and Teaching
  • annual Teaching Professor Conference
  • annual Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning.

Note that the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre maintains an up-to-date link of such conferences:


Applications are welcomed from all members of faculty, librarians and instructors on continuing appointments (including continuing part-time appointments) who teach an academic subject and should be submitted using the on-line application system Romeo @ MTA.


Instructions on how to submit using the on-line application system Romeo@mta  


  Applications require the following information:

  • The conference, its date and location, and the URL for the conference website
  • Your objectives for attending this conference, for example:
    • a specific teaching or learning issue you are encountering or investigating
    • a course or departmental curricular objective
    • a departmental priority or University theme, such as service learning, indigenization, the first-year experience, etc.
  • If applicable, a copy of any abstract or session proposal you have submitted with an indication of its acceptance (approved, pending, etc.)
  • A complete budget, indicating other sources of funding applied for and received

NOTE: Award holders may use the funds solely for the purpose granted.
Within two months of their return, successful Award holders will submit a report to the Provost describing how the conference met their objectives, what they learned, and how they might implement or share that learning with colleagues.