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Funding and Grants

Interested in developing a technology project, but need financial resources to get it done? There are several opportunities for getting grants from various units on campus. The LRC can not only refer you to a funding source that would be most appropriate for your project, but we can also assist in the writing of the grant, and/or write a letter of support for your application. Funding agents look favorably on applications that have the support of their local support unit, so take advantage of our assets!

Graduate Media Assistant (GMA) Program

The GMA program allows the LRC to hire a graduate assistant to work on an instructional technology project sponsored by an instructor. LRC staff are available to train the GMA to undertake technology tasks for their project, as well as provide ongoing consultation and assistance throughout the project cycle. Interested in applying for this program? Fill out our application here.

LSA Instructional Support Services (ISS) Funding and Grants

Instructional Support Services (ISS) manages several grant programs that are open to all instructional staff in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. The LRC Instructional Technology Team collaborates frequently with the LSA-ISS Learning Technologies and Consulting Group to explore, plan, and support LSA faculty instructional technology projects, including assistance in identifying and applying for relevant funding opportunites. View grant opportunities here.

Additional Funding Resources

Instructional Support Services (ISS) BlueCorps Advisor: LSA faculty may apply for a BlueCorps Advisor to help with creating and implementing new technology-based teaching resources/ approaches. If you are interested in BlueCorps, please send an e-mail to

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT): CRLT sponsors competitions for grants to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Michigan. The grants competitions are open to eligible members of the Ann Arbor campus of the University only.

GIEU Teaching Fellowship:  faculty may apply to lead small groups of undergraduates on short-term projects (3 or 4 weeks) of a global nature at field sites, both domestic and abroad. The proposed field component must occur May-Aug. CGIS will provide funding to support each selected proposal. Selected faculty members will be named GIEU Teaching Fellows and will receive funding to support on-site student and central expenses, as well as a $5,000 stipend (per site) in addition to the full costs of their own travel, meals, lodging, and teaching materials.