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Other Funding Sources for Faculty Arts Activities

Public Goods Faculty Grants & Programs

The Public Goods Council (PGC) is a cluster of University organizations dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and culture through music, artwork, special collections, historical archives, natural science resources, performance programs, coursework and experiential learning. The PGC invites faculty to form collaborative partnerships with PGC members and submit applications for awards of up to $2,500.

LSA First-Year Seminar Arts and Cultural Funding

Funding is available to faculty for planning activities that incorporate arts and culture into LSA first-year seminars. Activities may include attendance of a performance or conference, trips to museums and exhibits, art and cultural tours of cities or other sites, or participation in community events.

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Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

CRLT sponsors competitions for grants to enhance teaching and learning at the University of Michigan. To obtain information about these grants, please review the descriptions provided on their website.

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Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies (CARAT)

CARAT is a synergetic organization in the Office of the Provost to enable diverse disciplines at UM to join forces and participate in cutting-edge research and educational projects involving advanced networking and computing technologies.

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Community Grants

Community Grants is a an online application system that allows Washtenaw County area nonprofits to submit online applications to the local funders. However, many of the organizations represented on Community Grants do not require applicants to be a nonprofit. Pfizer in particular offers generous grants for arts and cultural initiatives in the community. Many of the pages and deadlines in this database are out of date; be sure to contact the grant-giving organization for updated information before applying.

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Funding Opportunities and Awards for Rackham Faculty

Rackham provides funds to improve the climate, character, and quality of graduate education, to fund academic initiatives that enhance the quality and intensity of intellectual exchange and to support faculty travel through six different programs.

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Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

The Ginsberg center offers two funding programs to support faculty initiatives that advance its educational mission. Both funds are available to faculty with tenured, tenure-track, or Lecturer III appointments on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.

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Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Program

GIEU sends small groups of undergraduates and faculty members to exciting locations in the U.S. and around the world for two to four weeks of engaging intercultural academic studies. Funds are provided by the Office of the Provost.

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LSA Instructional Technology Grant Programs

The LSA Information Technology Grants provide two grant programs to faculty designed to improve learning in undergraduate classes through teaching with technology. Faculty Project Grants provide up to $15,000 for innovation and exploration.

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The Program of Faculty Support for Scholarly Activities on Women and Gender

IRWIG supports a range of scholarly activities on women or gender with grants ranging from $500 to $10,000. Its goal is to enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship on women and gender at the University of Michigan.

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OVPR Funds for Research and Scholarship

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) offers support for research, scholarship, and creative activities in all fields. Instructional Faculty, Research Faculty, Research Scientists, Librarians, Curators, and Archivists are eligible. Peer faculty reviews all applications. Their website provides an extensive list of granting programs and available funds.

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