Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) Grant Program

UVa College & Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


>>> Update February 3rd, 2020 - The 2020 Call for Proposals is now open!


The Learning Technology Incubator (LTi) program is an initiative of the A&S Learning Design & Technology team. 

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. We invite proposals that focus on engagement and enhancement of student learning, including (not limited to):

  • Course (re)design using student-centered pedagogy
  • Adaptation of courses for active learning spaces
  • Project-based and inquiry-based learning
  • Novel application of existing learning technologies
  • Development of new technologies for teaching and learning
  • Media Production (video, audio, etc.) and Digital Fabrication (3D printing, microelectronics, etc.) using Arts & Sciences Studios
  • Immersive technologies including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360° Photos & Videos
  • Use of ePortfolios
  • Resource and archive building
  • Online or hybrid course design

Proposals that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and/or have potential to scale up in future years are especially encouraged.

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 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 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 LD&T at the end of the grant term.