EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
REI funds several types of projects; please visit the Project Overview page for details.
Co-Learning Timeline for 2019
|Application Deadline||December 14, 2018|
|Notice of Awards||February 15, 2019|
|First Drafts Due||April 26, 2019|
|Second Drafts Due||June 28, 2019|
|Executive Summary Due||July 26, 2019|
|Final Draft Due||August 23, 2019|
|Presentations Due||August 30, 2019|
|Addendum Due||September 13, 2019|
|Annual REI Event||August 29, 2019|
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 2019 Co-Learning Plans. Apply now!
Innovation Fellow Timeline
|Applications Due||November 16, 2018|
|Notice of Award||December 7, 2018|
|First Project Update||February 28, 2019|
|Second Project Update||April 24, 2019|
|Third Project Update||June 26, 2019|
|Fourth Project Update||August 28, 2019|
|Final Report Due||September 18, 2019|
|Present at REI Event||August 29, 2019|
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 2019 Innovation Fellows. Apply now!
Technical Assistance Timeline
|Final Product Due||December||April||August|
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 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects. Apply now!
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!