Grant Opportunities

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!

Global Teaching with Videoconferencing

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs,
LSA Instructional Support Services, and LSA Language Resource Center are once again sponsoring this grant opportunity and faculty seminar to encourage new endeavors in international teaching with videoconferencing technology.

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. If you are interested in applying for this program, you will find more information as well as the application here.

Additional Funding Sources

Additional grant opportunities exist from other units on campus. Please see their websites for further information.

Instructional Technology Committee (ITC): The LSA Instructional Technology Committee (ITC) encourages innovation in teaching with technology to improve learning in undergraduate classes through a variety of grants for LSA instructional faculty.  The ITC also explores new initiatives and provides guidance to the College of LSA on instructional technology policies, procedures, facilities, and services within the College and provided to the College by University technology units.

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.