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New Initiatives/New Instruction (NINI) 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 inclusive 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.
Possible projects might include:
Proposals should address the pedagogical value, scope, and scale of the project, present the intended benefits and impact on the undergraduate student experience, describe associated risks, and establish a plan for assessment. All faculty or staff responsible for the project must be clearly identified.
NINI 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.
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:
Proposals should be submitted online and consist of:
If your grant proposal is approved, a report on the project should be submitted within a year.
Complete the steps below to apply for a grant:
Step 1: Complete the NINI Grant Proposal Template
Step 2: Submit the Online Grant Application
Proposals are due May 15th each year and will be evaluated in May and June. Faculty would begin work on major projects in Spring/Summer of that year and would begin piloting and implementing changes beginning Fall or Winter terms.