Grants and Stipends
Creative Teaching Fund
The Creative Teaching Fund is a resource to support innovative teaching with a focus on making learning more engaging, challenging, fulfilling, and effective for students. This fund is meant to support small scale teaching needs that come up in the course of a semester.
The Creative Teaching Fund can be used for any kind of activity that supports innovation in teaching. Some examples include: taking students to an exhibition or a performance; events or workshops; materials for teaching; and data sets for student work. Smaller requests, under $1000, can be made on a rolling basis. Applications for larger amounts, $1000-$2000, will be accepted on October 15, 2023, February 15, 2024 and May 15, 2024.
The application process of the Creative Teaching Fund is via this google form.
The James and May Bell Loeb Creative Teaching Endowment
The James and May Bell Loeb Creative Teaching Endowment provides support to faculty to encourage innovative teaching and to extend the educational process beyond the classroom. The Loeb fund is utilized whenever a Creative Teaching Fund application meets the criteria of extending the educational experience out of the classroom and into the community.
LEO Inclusive Teaching Grant
Awards of up to $1,200 are available to eligible Lecturers each academic year. The purpose of the Fund is to provide professional development funds for Lecturers seeking to develop and enhance skills to better engage in inclusive teaching practices at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Please consider applying for the LEO Inclusive Teaching Grant that the LEO Union won for all three campuses in the last contract negotiations. Here is the program description and the link to the application form. There is a rolling deadline, with at least a two week review period, for applications up until May 15th, 2024.
Lecturer Professional Development Grant
The purpose of these funds is to enhance professional growth of UM-Dearborn faculty covered by the LEO collective bargaining agreement. Professional development activities include, but are not limited to workshops, seminars, and travel to professional conferences. Awards of up to $1,500 are available to eligible Lecturers each academic year. There is a rolling deadline, with a two week review period, up until May 15th, 2024.