Call For Proposals – New Virtual Exchanges

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New Virtual Exchange Development Grants

This grant opportunity is to support International Virtual Exchange in U-M courses, connecting U-M students with partners in other countries. Projects to connect both credit-bearing courses and co-curricular projects are welcome to apply.

Ideas and projects at any stage of development are welcome. Our team of experienced instructional support staff will assist you in developing your ideas to the point where they are ready for funding and implementation. Through the Virtual Exchange Learning Community, faculty and staff can connect to exchange ideas, experiences, guidance, and resources.

For those who are new to Virtual Exchange, we will be holding training workshops in the coming months (times to be arranged by mutual agreement), in addition to providing one-on-one guidance and support for you as your idea comes to fruition. Attendance at at least one workshop is a requirement for disbursal of grant funds.

Grants are in the amount of $2500 per course or project, with funds disbursed when they are needed or when the course or project is approaching implementation. The grant funds may be used for project-related expenses, which include salary in support of your time developing the course.


The competition is open to members of the following groups at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses:  all tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical instructional faculty, and lecturers who have continuing appointments and course development responsibilities (i.e., an assignment from the dean, chair, or designee to develop a new course or significantly revise an existing course). Faculty with various skill levels and experience with instructional technology, from novice to expert, are invited to apply. Eligibility to apply for funding does not ensure that funding will be granted.

Applications are due by the close of business on Friday February 28, 2020.

Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 16, 2020.

We are very happy to meet with you prior to the submission of your proposal to assist you in addressing the necessary proposal elements effectively. Send requests for consultation to