Funding and Grant Opportunities

LSA Instructional Support Services staff are available to explore, plan, and support LSA faculty instructional technology projects, including assistance in identifying and applying for relevant funding opportunities. 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

Level One 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 Two 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)

2019 New Instructional/New Initiatives (NINI Grants) Funding will focus on Inclusive Teaching/Innovative Teaching and will be available to LSA Faculty and Lecturers to foster student success through inclusive teaching practices and innovative teaching methods.   Application Deadline: February 25, 2019

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.

NINI Grants may  be used to fund:

  • Hourly wages for graduate media assistants, undergrad assistants, or other project participants
  • Software not available through LSA Technology Services
  • Costs for digitizing images and texts
  • Fees for access to databases
  • One-time equipment purchase
  • Consultant fees or expenses for programmers
  • Supplies
  • Project evaluation expenses
Teaching Transformed Grants

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.