LTi Grants


Learning Technology Incubator:
UVa College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) program is a joint initiative of the A&S Office of Learning Design & Technology and A&S New Learning Technology Committee. Since the inception of the program, we have funded 28 projects for a total of $310,000.  Our goal is to promote innovative projects and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration that seeks to solve common instructional challenges.  We invite proposals that focus on engagement and enhancement of student learning, including (but is not limited to) ideas around:

  • Course (re)-design using student-centered pedagogy
  • Adaptation of courses for active learning spaces
  • Novel applications of existing learning technologies
  • Development of new technologies for teaching and learning
  • Use of College maker spaces
  • Use of ePortfolios 

LTi Proposals should be submitted to by March 15, 2017.


Funding will support faculty (and staff) and may be awarded at the following levels:

  • $2,000 for one-two faculty to develop a short-term project impacting a small group of students
  • $10,000 for a small group of faculty working across two or more courses or sections to develop a year-long project impacting students
  • $25,000+ for a group of faculty working across multiple courses or disciplines to develop a multi-year project impacting a significant number of students

Funding may be awarded to cover faculty summer wages, student wages, necessary tools and technology, and other miscellaneous items.  Please note that this grant does not cover travel or conference attendance.


Successful proposals will involve the adoption or development of learning technologies and demonstrate a connection between the proposed project and teaching strategies/pedagogies that have been shown to enhance effectiveness of undergraduate or graduate education; proposals that show potential to improve teaching and learning broadly across the curriculum or have the potential to scale up in future years are especially encouraged.

LTi Proposals should be submitted to by March 15, 2017.


Grant recipients will be notified by April 14, 2017 with funding available after July 1, 2017. All projects will be assigned an A&S Learning Design & Technology consultant at point of notification. Projects that are funded will require the following:

  • Consultation with A&S Learning Design & Technology to support them from project design through implementation.
  • Participation in an LTi Learning Community, which will meet 1 – 2 times per semester
  • Presentation of the project at one or more College or University events
  • Completion of an assessment process for the project

The Spring 2017 Call for Proposals deadline is 5:00 pm on March 15, 2017. Proposals should include the completed LTi Proposal Form (attached) and CV/resume for each participating faculty and/or staff member, as well as brief letters of support from Department Chairs or other responsible supervisors of the group members.


Those interested in developing a proposal are encouraged to contact the Director of A&S Learning Design & Technology, Judy Giering ( or a member of the A&S Learning Design & Technology team, who can provide assistance and feedback on project ideas and proposal development. 


Download LTi Proposal Submission Form

Download LTi Call for Proposal Form

Click here to learn more about previously LTi funded projects