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 2018

Stage Date
Application Deadline December 8, 2017
Notice of Awards February 22, 2018
First Drafts Due April 27, 2018
Second Drafts Due June 29, 2018
Final Draft Due July 20, 2018
Executive Summary Due July 20, 2018
Addendum Due August 17, 2018
Presentations Due August 24, 2018
Annual REI Event September, 2018

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 2018 Co-Learning Projects. Apply now!

Innovation Fellows Program Link

Innovation Fellow Timeline

Stage Date
Applications Due December 22, 2017
Notice of Award February 23, 2018
First Project Update March 22, 2018
Second Project Update April 26, 2018
Third Project Update June 28, 2018
Fourth Project Update July 27, 2018
Final Report Due August 17, 2018
Present at REI Event TBD, 2018

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 2018 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 Spring 2018. 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!