Beyond CRLT Grants: Instructional Funds and Grants Available at UM

  • The Provost's Third Century Initiative is designed to stimulate creative thinking among students and faculty, and to develop programs that will intensify student learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.
    • Transforming Learning for a Third Century (TLTC) aims to fund the most exciting and innovative ideas from across the Univeristy of Michigan campus to enhance action-based, engaged learning for U-M students. TLTC currently has one grant program.  The Transformation program emphasizes large-scale projects that will benefit from some testing and validation prior to significant investment in implementation. Grants are available for $100,000 to $3 million.
  • Arts at Michigan offers Course Connections Funding to support the inclusion of arts-based learning in the undergraduate curriculum. Faculty, instructional staff, and graduate student instructors are invited to apply for up to $500 for faculty-sponsored excursions, workshops, and projects related to courses. These funds may be used for admissions to museums and performances, workshops by visiting artists, and course projects, such as theatrical performances, exhibitions, etc. For projects that are integrated into more than one course, funding of up to $1000 will be considered. Please note: Grant funds cannot be used to pay for refreshments.
    The Arts at Michigan grants are provided by the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
  • The Center for Global and Intercultural Study solicits Global Course Connection proposals for the development of off-campus study components as part of Ann Arbor-based undergraduate courses. All continuing faculty at University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus are eligible to apply. CGIS will provide $5,000-$10,000 for each selected proposal. Global Course Connections develop closer curriculum integration between departmental course offerings and global study, providing a structured educational experience within the context of a semester-long course. Preference will be given to proposals which provide opportunities for students to engage with local people in addition to visiting culturally relevant sites.
  • Ann Arbor International Connections Grant supports teams of U-M Ann Arbor faculty, staff and students who have new and creative ideas for connecting international students and scholars with the broader community. Preference is given to proposals that build ties among domestic and international students and/or international scholars. This grant will support up to six curricular or co-curricular initiatives, with up to $6,000 per project.
  • Dean’s Discretionary Funds for the Support of Faculty and Graduate Students are provided to improve the climate, character, and quality of graduate education, to fund academic initiatives to enhance the quality and intensity of intellectual exchange, to support faculty travel (up to $500), and to support events benefiting the University community. Faculty, staff, and students who are enrolled in or employed by a Rackham unit are eligible to apply for funds. Grant funds are made possible by the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
  • The Ginsberg Center Arts of Citizenship Faculty Fellows Program for Public Scholarship in Arts, Humanities and Design. The fellows program is open to all levels of faculty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. Fellows are part of a cohort of scholars who demonstrate interest in publically engaged academic work.  Opportunities are provided for fellows to participate in Friday breakfast events and training workshops on subjects such as collaborative research with graduate students and community organizations, creating mutually beneficial partnerships, techniques for balancing community benefit and scholarly work, methods for co-authoring scholarly publications, and presenting public scholarship in disciplines that value traditional scholarship.
  • Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program sends small groups of undergraduates and faculty members to exciting locations in the U.S. and around the world for two to four weeks of engaging intercultural academic studies. The Program is open to all tenured, tenure-track, research track faculty, and individuals with continuing full-time Lecturer appointments on the Ann Arbor campus of the University. Faculty proposals designed to have an ongoing impact on undergraduate education or field study will receive priority. Grant funds are provided by the Office of the Provost.
  • LSA Faculty Grants for Innovations in Teaching with Technology are designed to improve learning in undergraduate classes through teaching with technology. Two levels of funding are available for projects using information technology in the classroom: level one at $5,000, and level two at $15,000 or less. The grants are open to all instructional staff in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Proposals for Level Two funding must include a letter of support from the faculty member's department chair or program director. Grant funds are provided by LSA.
  • The Program of Faculty Support for Scholarly Activities on Women and Gender supports a range of scholarly activities on women or gender with grants ranging from $500 to $10,000. Its goal is to enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship on women and gender at the University of Michigan. Support may be requested for individual scholarly activities (e.g., travel to research sites, purchase of research materials such as books, microfilms, or other items, research assistance) and for collaborative projects (e.g., pilot or initial research efforts, study groups, conference planning and implementation).