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 January 11, 2020
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.

Applications for Summer 2020 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects have been extended until March 2, 2020.  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! During this unprecedented public health crisis, we are committed to creating, applying, and disseminating valued knowledge through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning. To accomplish this mission with your support and guidance, we are devising innovative ways to empower communities to create sustainable prosperity and an equitable economy. As a part of our REI University Center activities, we welcome your suggestions on new tools, models, policies and programs that might help us strengthen our communities in these challenging times. For ideas on how to already help during this crisis, across the United States, please visit here.

All submissions are considered public. For more information on COVID-19 and available resources in Michigan, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

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