REI funds several types of projects; please visit the Project Overview page for details.
Co-Learning Plan selection is a competitive process. REI typically funds up to four Co-Learning Projects each year, and authors receive up to $8,000 in support. Visit the Project Overview page for more information on REI project types. We are not currently accepting applications for 2020 Co-Learning Plans.
Co-Learning Timeline for 2019
|Application Deadline||December 6, 2019|
|Notice of Awards||January 24, 2020|
|First Drafts Due||April 24, 2020|
|Second Drafts Due||June 26, 2020|
|Executive Summary Due||July 24, 2020|
|Final Draft Due||August 21, 2020|
|Presentations Due||August 28, 2020|
|Addendum Due||September 17, 2020|
|Annual REI Event||September 3, 2020|
Innovation Fellows are funded through a competitive award process to which only serious, dedicated individuals should apply. Visit the Project Overview page for more information on REI project types. We are currently accepting applications for 2020 Innovation Fellows. Apply now!
Innovation Fellow Timeline
|Applications Due||November 13, 2019|
|Notice of Award||December 11, 2019|
|First Project Update||February 19, 2020|
|Second Project Update||April 23, 2020|
|Third Project Update||June 25, 2020|
|Fourth Project Update||August 27, 2020|
|Final Report Due||September 17, 2020|
|Present at REI Event||September 3, 2020|
Technical Assistance selection is a competitive process. REI typically funds ten or more semester-long projects each year. Visit the Project Overview page for more information on REI project types. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects. Apply now!
Technical Assistance Timeline
|Final Product Due||December||April||August|
Michigan needs your help! REI is looking for new ideas to improve our economy. We'll take the best ideas and try to find experts in Michigan that can turn them into Co-Learning Plans or Student-Led Projects. Check out our Current and Completed Projects pages for examples of our work. Project funding is a separate, competetive process; if your idea is turned into a project, you may not be selected to receive funding to work on it (but make sure to provide your email address if you'd like to be considered!). All submissions are considered public.
Want to let the world know about your ideas? Use the #Ideas4MI hashtag on Twitter!