CRLT Grants

CRLT sponsors competitions for grants to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Michigan. To obtain information about these grants, review the short descriptions provided on this page and click on the individual grant name for more details about each one, including application guidelines. The grants competitions are open to eligible members of the Ann Arbor campus of the University only.

All CRLT grant proposals are peer-reviewed by UM faculty.

CRLT is also pleased to co-sponsor the new Faculty Communities for Inclusive Teaching initiative with the office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs. For more information or to apply to that program, visit

For other funding sources see: Beyond CRLT Grants: Instructional Funds and Grants Available at UM

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Primary Goals
Due Date
Maximum Grant Amount
Instructional Development Fund

Support innovative activities to improve teaching and learning.

Rolling, until funding is exhausted for the year


Lecturers' Professional Development Fund

Provide professional development opportunities for lecturers’ creative endeavors, research, scholarship or teaching

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


The Gilbert Whitaker Fund

Provide funding for individual or collaborative groups of faculty to improve teaching and learning at U-M*

*Beginning with the Fall 2013 competition, the Whitaker Fund will become a single stage competition.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

$6,000 for smaller projects;

$10,000 for larger projects

The Gilbert Whitaker Fund: Stage II

The Stage II Whitaker Competition is only available to 2012-2013 Whitaker Fund recipients.  The Stage II competition will be discontinued after the September 2014 competition.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Faculty Development Fund

Provide funding for individual or collaborative groups of faculty to improve teaching and learning at U-M

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

$6,000 for smaller projects;

$10,000 for larger projects

Investigating Student Learning

Support faculty interested in studying aspects of student learning in their courses or programs

 Tuesday, January 20, 2015

$3,000 (individual faculty)

$4,000 (projects with grad student/postdoc co-investigators)

Internationalizing the Curriculum

Support for projects that expand and enrich international themes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 $10,000