The Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) are pleased to announce the availability of eTech Mini Grants for the 2019-20 academic year. This program was launched in Fall 2017 to assist faculty with the purchase of hardware, software, or subscriptions (up to $500) for the purpose of developing and teaching undergraduate lecture courses. These could be discipline-specific tools or emerging technologies that may one day be implemented more broadly.

True to the nature of a pilot, the intent is of the program is not to promote a particular outcome, but to learn more about the value of these tools to teaching and learning. As such, grant recipients are asked to provide feedback on their experiences that can be shared with instructors who may be considering a similar solution. Where possible, recipients are encouraged to gather input from students to help inform their feedback.

When you’re ready to apply for a mini-grant, please complete the eTech Mini Grant Proposal Submission Form. We will review submissions as soon as possible and notify you of the results. If approved, a few additional steps will be required to complete purchasing process, as detailed below:

  • Proposal Submission
  • Administrative Review
  • Results Notification – Approved, Not Approved, or More Info Needed
  • Purchase Order Submission (by Instructor – if approved)
  • Products Ordered and Received by OIT (subscriptions handled differently)
  • Arrival Notification Email
  • Pick-up at OIT (details in email)

Given limited funding, we recommend you apply as early as possible.  If you have questions or want more information, please check the FAQ or contact eTech Support (eTech@uci.edu).

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Ready to Submit?

Click the link below to access the proposal application.