REI funds several types of projects; please visit the Project Overview page for details.

Co-Learning Projects Link

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 currently accepting applications for 2020 Co-Learning Plans. Apply now!

Co-Learning Timeline for 2019

Stage Date
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
Annual REI Event September 3, 2020
Addendum Due September 17, 2020

Innovation Fellows Program Link

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

Stage Date
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

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance Link

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, or watch our Webinar on the 2019-2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided technical assistance.

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects. Applications are due February 10th.  Apply now! 

Technical Assistance Timeline

Stage Fall Spring Summer
Application Opens June October February
Applications Due July November March
Applicant Selection August December April
Final Product Due December April August

Suggest an Idea Link

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!

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