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Funding and Grants

LSA-ISS Learning Technologies and Consulting Group is available to explore, plan, and support LSA faculty instructional technology projects, including assistance in identifying and applying for relevant funding opportunites. Grants are open to all instructional staff in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Some of the grant opportunities include:

Faculty Project Grants

Available throughout the year.

Level I grants of up to $5,000 are available to individual faculty members to support the costs of initiating an effort to use instructional technologies in teaching undergraduate courses.

Level II grants of up to $15,000 are available to faculty to carry out more substantial and especially innovative undergraduate curricular developments that take advantage of new instructional technologies.


New Initiatives/New Infrastructure (NINI Grants)

Available once per year.  Applications due February 23, 2018.

2018 DEI New Instructional/New Initiatives (NINI Grants) Funding is available to LSA Faculty and Lecturers to foster student success through inclusive teaching practices and innovative teaching methods. Proposals should seek to directly and substantially benefit LSA undergraduates, enhance the student learning experience, and focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning through the creative use of digital resources, active/experiential learning methods, or instructional technologies. 

Past awards have ranged from $15,000 to $75,000.


Teaching Transformed Grants

Available throughout the year.

Grants of up to $12,500 are available to "true beginner" faculty members who have not had much direct experience using technology in their teaching. Up to $5000 is available as a possible faculty stipend ($2500/year for two years) for those faculty who qualify.