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Grants of up to $5,000 are available on a rolling basis throughout the year to support creative efforts to use instructional technologies in undergraduate courses. These funds are aimed to encourage all LSA faculty to innovate and advance beyond their current use of information technology for instruction, regardless of their level of expertise. Level I grants are intended to support:
Level I grants are open to all instructional staff in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Eligibility to apply for funding does not ensure that funding will be granted.
Priority is given to faculty who wish to explore classroom innovation, even when they are not fully confident that the venture will succeed. The committee reviewing proposals welcomes efforts to extend the frontiers of technology use, even while it supports the broader use of proven technologies by all faculty across the college. Overall preference is given to proposals that will develop the instructional technology skills of instructors so that they may successfully apply them in classes and make ongoing contributions to undergraduate instruction in the college after the funded project is successfully completed.
Proposals should be especially clear about the nature and significance of the project’s impact on undergraduate teaching. Proposals should describe:
A report on the project should be submitted within a year.
Among the items that may be included in the budget request are:
Items that require significant rationale to clarify exceptional circumstances:
Items that may not be included in the budget request are:
Decisions on Level I proposals usually will be made within one month of submission.
To ensure a successful proposal, faculty are encouraged to work with one of the college’s instructional technology consultants when developing their proposal. Consultants can assist faculty in learning about options, organizing ideas, refining the grant application, planning project implementation, creating assessment strategies. To arrange a consultation, faculty can contact: