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 with the office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs the following grant for faculty learning communities: Faculty Communities for Inclusive Teaching. 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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Grant 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 $500
Lecturers' Professional Development Fund

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

Tue, 09/20/2016 $2,000
Faculty Development Fund

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

Wed, 10/19/2016 $6,000 for smaller projects; $10,000 for larger projects
Investigating Student Learning

Support faculty interested in studying engaged student learning outcomes in their courses or programs

Wed, 10/19/2016 $6,000 (individual faculty); $8,000 (projects with grad student/postdoc co-investigators)
The Gilbert Whitaker Fund

Provide funding for individual or collaborative groups of faculty to improve teaching and learning at U-M. For the Winter 2017 competition, preference will be given to collaborative projects that focus on the assessment of student learning or assessment of student engagement (within or outside the classroom), at the departmental, school/college, or institutional level.


Tue, 01/24/2017 $10,000