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CSU GrantsCourse Redesign Grant Programs

Faculty have opportunities to receive support from the Chancellor's Office to redesign courses considered "bottlenecks" (those that hinder students' progress to their degree). The CSU allocated $17 million in 2013 to improve graduation rates across the CSU, and these grants programs are a key method of improving student success. This page provide information on the various grant programs, deadlines, and accomplishments of prior grantees. Links for each program provides more details and specifics about application process. 


Lab Innovations with Technology (LIT)

Academic Year 2018-19

The Lab Innovations with Technology (LIT) program provides faculty with resources and support to redesign STEM courses by incorporating virtual and other lab innovations into the curriculum to improve student success, increase timely progress toward graduation and more effectively use lab facilities. Campuses are invited to submit proposals for the 2018-19 LIT program by March 27, 2018.

Program Details


CSU STEM faculty who are interested in redesigning courses using emerging virtual and augmented reality lab technologies and engaging with CSU faculty who are undertaking similar course redesign efforts.


Faculty assigned-time or summer support for the total number of units of the redesigned course at the systemwide reimbursement rate. In addition, funding for LIT hardware and software, professional development and travel reimbursement.

Important Dates
  • February 28, 2018: Launch RFP
  • March 27, 2018: Proposal submission deadline
  • April 10, 2018: 2018-19 LIT program awards announced
Proposal Format

Download the word document here, which should be used to compose sections of the proposal prior to online submission. Proposals must have dean's approval prior to being submitted to the Chancellor’s Office for consideration.

Proposal Submission

Completed proposals, including dean's approval, should be submitted online at tiny.cc/litapplication.

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