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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. See details for deadlines.

Over the past five years, an average of five proposals have been funded per year, at an average annual level of $45,000 per proposal. NINI grant proposals should seek to improve teaching and learning in the College through an innovative use of information technology.

Technology grants can be used to fund:

  • Hourly wages for graduate media assistants
  • Software not available through LSAIT
  • Costs for digitizing images and texts
  • Fees for access to databases
  • One-time equipment purchase
  • Consultant fees for technical support
  • Supplies
  • Project evaluation expenses


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.