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 December 10, 2021
Notice of Awards January 2022
First Drafts Due April 1, 2022
Second Drafts Due May 6, 2022
Executive Summary Due June 3, 2022
Final Report Due July 1, 2022
Presentations Due August 5, 2022
Annual REI Event TBD
Addendum Due August 26, 2022

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 December 10, 2021
Notice of Award Early January, 2022
First Project Update February 25, 2022
Second Project Update April 29, 2022
Third Project Update May 27, 2022
Fourth Project Update June 24, 2022
Final Report Due July 29, 2022
Present at REI Event TBD

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance Link

Technical Assistance selection is a competitive process. REI typically funds five 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 (Flexible)

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 help during this crisis, across the United States, please visit here.

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