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. 

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Co-Learning Plan Timeline

Stage Date
Application Deadline November 20, 2020
Notice of Awards Late December 2020
First Drafts Due April 16, 2021
Second Drafts Due June 25, 2021
Executive Summary Due July 23, 2021
Final Draft Due August 20, 2021
Presentations Due August 28, 2021
Annual REI Event TBD
Addendum Due September 24, 2021

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. 

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Innovation Fellow Timeline

Stage Date
Applications Due November 23, 2020
Notice of Award Late December 2020
First Project Update February 18, 2021
Second Project Update April 22, 2021
Third Project Update June 24, 2021
Fourth Project Update August 26, 2021
Final Report Due September 16, 2021
Present at REI Event TBD

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. 

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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

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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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