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 2019

Stage Date
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 September, 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 Fellows Program Link

Innovation Fellow Timeline

Stage Date
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 September, 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!

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 Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Projects. 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!