Academic Innovation Grants Program 
Do you have an innovative idea for enriching your students’ learning through technology, and need funding for equipment, software or development? Consider applying for an Academic Innovation Grant.

Awards are from $1,000 - $30,000.

The Academic Innovation Grants support faculty and department innovation and student-centeredness in teaching and learning through the integration of technology. 
Funded projects address a problem or capitalize on an opportunity in the use of technology for teaching and learning. Grant recipients must develop an evaluation plan and commit to sharing their projects and outcomes with colleagues and others in CLA. 

A consultation with LATIS is required as part of the submission process and must be completed by February 23, 2018.  

Proposals are due March 2, 2018

Who is eligible

CLA instructors (faculty and P&A). Staff also may apply, but a CLA instructor must be the principal investigator.

Proposal requirements

  • Required consultation with LATIS to discuss your project must be completed by February 23, 2018
  • Proposal must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. by March 2, 2018

Expectations of grant recipients

  • Share projects and lessons learned with others in CLA 
  • Final report that includes an evaluation of the project
  • Make purchases or hires before deadlines outlined in the award letter

Additional Information

For more information about the proposal form, review or download this page. This site also contains information regarding:

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If you have questions or would like to request a consultation, email cla-acadtech@umn.edu