Level One Grants

Next round of funding to open soon

Applications for E3 grants will open soon, stay tuned for more information.

Grants of up to $10K are available to individual or small groups of Michigan Engineering instructional faculty and staff members.

Proposal Submissions

Applicants should prepare a 2-3 page max proposal that includes the following items:

Project Statement

  • Clearly describe the proposed project
  • Explain the value of the project
  • Identify the specific innovation and its relation to evidence-based practices
  • Explain how the project supports equitable instruction and enhanced student learning
  • Discuss the project’s potential for application in broader contexts

Optional: Applicants can visit the Feedback Engine voting board to share, build upon, or address ideas on teaching and learning.

Project Evaluation Plan

Explain how the success of this project will be evaluated, documented, and disseminated. Approaches might include midterm course assessments, focus groups, and surveys, among others.

Budget Request

Provide a budget breakdown, which may include graduate or undergraduate student salaries; instructional software and classroom technology not currently available through CAEN or the University; materials and supplies; project evaluation expenses; and/or travel and registration fees for teaching-related conferences, seminars or workshops.

*Update: A maximum of $2K of the project’s total funding can be used to support faculty summer salary.

Example Topics

  • Implement a frequent low-stakes, mastery-based assessment strategy supported by digital tools (such as MiQuizMaker) in a high-enrollment course and measure the impact on student outcomes
  • Transform a traditional lecture-based course or series of courses to an active learning and/or team-based structure to increase student access and engagement 
  • Develop and implement DEI-focused activities and assignments throughout a core technical course
  • Redesign a capstone design course with enhanced industry and/or community engagement
  • Explore digital accessibility guidelines and implement best practices to remediate an existing Canvas course
  • Apply learning analytics tools to explore and remediate inequitable outcomes in a course 
  • Run pilots of new and innovative software in courses


Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funding is used, with funding decisions made within one month of submission.  Upon award, grant recipients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with CRLT-Engin to support progress.