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. Launched in Fall 2017, this program assists faculty with piloting new educational technologies by providing one-time funding for education-related hardware, software, or subscription-based services. 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 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 applicable, recipients are encouraged to gather input from students to help inform and support their evaluations.

To qualify for the grant, the tool must be used for the purpose of developing and teaching an undergraduate lecture course, designated by the "LEC" course type in the Schedule of Classes. After verifying that your course qualifies, please complete the eTech Mini Grant Proposal Submission Form to start the process. 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.