Technology Innovation Projects


Kutscher Technology
Innovation Grants

Matthew Kutscher

In honor of Matthew Kutscher, PhD, the CEHS Technology Committee is announcing the change in name from CEHS Technology Innovation Projects to Kutscher Technology Innovation Grants. Matt was a long-time and beloved member of the UNL and CEHS community as both an alum and a full-time staff member. He was passionate about technology innovations in teaching, learning, and research and positively impacted the academic uses of technology for many in the CEHS community.

Grant Proposals DUE APRIL 1, 2022

Student technology fees are intended to enhance student learning and the student experience. The CEHS Technology Committee allocates a portion of the student technology fees received by the College to support innovative grants that advance how we think about and use technology in this context. The committee is looking for grants that:

1)   are designed primarily to benefit students’ learning experiences,
2)   provide an opportunity for the College to learn about the application of technology, and
3)   are replicable and have the potential to be adopted on a wider scale if effective.



Applications for Technology Innovation Grants are reviewed once annually during the Spring semester. Grant applications are due on April 1, 2022.  The CEHS Technology Committee reviews grants and determines approval in conjunction with budget decisions in the April 15th meeting.


The number of grants selected varies each year based on the amount of student technology fees available and budget priorities.  It is the intention of the CEHS Technology Committee to support one to two grants per year (or more if funding is available) with costs expected to be $7,500 or less for each grant.

icon Where to Submit Proposals

Proposals can be submitted using the online proposal form.

icon What does the committee consider in making decisions about supporting grants?

1)   Is the grant led by individual CEHS faculty or staff who are responsible for the management and outcomes?
2)   Does the grant produce innovative ideas about using technology?
3)   Does the grant help advance what we know about using technology to support the student learning experience?
4)   To what extent is pedagogy and student learning driving the technology selected and the innovation proposed?
5)   Does the grant benefit students?
6)   How many students are impacted by the grant?
7)   Does the grant develop ideas that might be expanded or refined for wider adoption?
8)   Is there a plan and commitment to gather and share information about the impact of the grant?
9)   Has the grant been discussed with CEHS or UNL IT Support? Is there adequate consideration of the technical support that will be required to make the grant successful?
10)   Are purchases made by the grant primarily focused on technology?


Funded Projects 2015-2016        Funded Projects 2016-2017
Funded Projects 2017-2018        Funded Projects 2018-2019
Funded Projects 2019-2020        Funded Projects 2020-2021
Funded Projects 2021-2022

For further information contact Mary Sutton @ or (402) 480-6071 (Google Voice).

Proposal Outline

icon Purpose and description

Provide a purpose statement and a description of the activities and outcomes of the grant.


Describe how the grant is innovative and enhances student learning and the student experience. Describe how pedagogy and student learning are driving your choice of technology and how the combination of technology and pedagogy/learning make your proposal innovative. Describe the impact of the grant on student learning and how many students will benefit.

icon Shared Learning

Indicate a commitment to share grant results with the College and describe how this will be accomplished. Describe what will be reported and how will it be shared.

icon Grant Support

What technical support will be required to make the grant successful? Has the grant been discussed with CEHS or UNL IT Support? Describe how technical support for the grant will be provided. For assistance with questions regarding technical support, please contact Mary Sutton (, 402-480-6071)

icon Budget

Provide a detailed budget of proposed expenditures including estimated costs for technology and related costs for implementation. Faculty/Staff salaries and travel expenses are not allowed as part of the budget funded by student tech fees.