REI decided on a New Year's Resolution: Research isn't always enough - so let's take more action! This promise begins with the 2017 Innovation Fellows Program. Built from the ground up, this program emphasizes implementation. By supporting dedicated individuals with financing, a knowledge base, and other REI resources, this program continues REI's mission of putting our research into practice in distressed communities.

To accomplish this, we need your help. We're looking for people to support through this program that have the expertise, the connections with community leaders, and the passion to spend the year improving their community. People who have a vision for their communities, who are willing to solve problems, and work effectively to achieve their goals.

Does this sound like you? Apply now!

If you have any questions about the Innovation Fellows Program, feel free to contact Jennifer Bruen, Project Coordinator, at or call (517)353-9555.

Application deadline: January 18, 2017