Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) Grant Program

About the LTi 

The Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) program is an initiative of the A&S Learning Design & Technology team in the UVa College & Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.   

The goal of the LTi is to promote innovative projects that seek to solve common instructional challenges and show potential to improve teaching and learning broadly across the curriculum. Proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and/or have potential to scale up in future years are especially encouraged. Further details are available in the posted Call for Proposals each year.  

The annual LTi grant cycle opens early in the Spring semester.  Those interested in developing a proposal are encouraged to contact an A&S LDT Instructional Designer (asid@virginia.edu), who can advise and provide feedback on project ideas and proposal development.  

Funding  

Funding may be awarded at several levels. For example:  

  • $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 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. Equipment purchased with LTi funding is the property of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and must be returned to  LDT at the end of the grant term.   

Grant Cycle  

An annual Call for Proposals is published on the A&S LDT website early each spring semester. Awards are typically announced in late spring. Funding becomes available in July and must be used by May 31 of the following year.   

Project Support 

All funded projects will be assigned an A&S Learning Design & Technology consultant at the point of award notification for support in