“Transforming Learning for a Third Century” (TLTC)

Note that these programs are no longer accepting proposals.

The TLTC grant programs aim to fund the most exciting and innovative ideas from across the University of Michigan campus to enhance engaged, action-based learning for U-M students.  The programs are open to all units and disciplines.  Transforming Learning for a Third Century’s grant programs are as follows:

  • Quick Wins and Discovery fund relatively small-scale, “shovel ready” projects that have transformative potential for curriculum, pedagogy, and student learning and/or projects that embrace risk, discovery, and experimentation, empowering faculty members and staff to explore opportunities beyond the traditional.  The latter type of projects should be based on a general hypothesis regarding teaching and learning that can be questioned, explored, and planned or piloted during this initial funding period.  (up to $50,000).


  • Transformation is aimed at large-scale changes to instruction and/or infrastructure, enabling faculty and staff to implement new learning approaches for sustainable and replicable adoption.  Projects should be based upon evidence that the proposed changes will favorably impact the learning experiences of the students involved.  ($100,000 to $3 million)