EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

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

Co-Learning Projects Link

Co-Learning Timeline for 2017

Stage Date
Application Deadline January 20, 2017
Notice of Awards February 1, 2017
First Drafts Due April 27, 2017
Second Drafts Due June 30, 2017
Final Draft Due July 21, 2017
Executive Summary Due July 21, 2017
Addendum Due August 18, 2017
Presentations Due August 25, 2017
Annual REI Event TBD, 2017

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 not currently accepting applications for Co-Learning Plans.

Innovation Fellows Program Link

Innovation Fellow Timeline

Stage Date
Applications Due January 18, 2017
Notice of Award February 17, 2017
First Project Update March 24, 2017
Second Project Update April 21, 2017
Third Project Update June 2, 2017
Fourth Project Update July 14, 2017
Final Report Due August 25, 2017
Present at REI Event TBD, 2017

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 not currently accepting applications for Innovation Fellows.

Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Technical Assistance Link

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

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 Spring 2017. Apply now!

Suggest an Idea Link

Do you have an innovative idea for improving Michigan's economy, but aren't interested in applying for funding? Suggest an Idea!