Technology Innovation Projects


Kutscher Technology
Innovation Grants

Matthew Kutscher

Matthew Kutscher, PhD, 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.

Faculty/Staff Information     Graduate Student Information

Grant Proposals DUE APRIL 26, 2024

Applications for Technology Innovation Grants are reviewed once annually during the Spring semester. Grant applications are due on April 26, 2024. The CEHS Technology Committee reviews grants and determines approval in conjunction with budget decisions in the May 5th meeting.

CEHS Faculty and Staff Technology Innovation Grants:
Kutscher Technology Innovation Grant Program (formerly known as CEHS Technology Innovation Projects) is sponsored by the CEHS Technology Committee and funded through student technology fees which are intended to enhance student learning and the student experience.

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.

The purpose of this grant program is to advance how we think about and use technology in this context. The committee is looking for grants that:

  • Are designed primarily to benefit students’ learning experiences.
  • Provide an opportunity for the College to learn about the application of technology.
  • Are replicable and have the potential to be adopted on a wider scale if effective.

Faculty/Staff Proposal Form

CEHS Graduate Students Technology Innovation Grants:
As part of the Kutscher Technology Innovation Grant program, the CEHS Technology Committee has created a new award for CEHS graduate students to support their innovative uses of technology in teaching, learning, and research. There will be one award given for up to $1000.

To qualify to apply for this award for the FY24 competition, graduate students must:

  • Have an expected graduation date of May 2025 or later.
  • Be enrolled at least part time and be seeking a graduate degree from a CEHS department.
  • Have the support from a faculty member to sign off on and provide mentoring for the project.

The projects considered for funding should:

  • Be designed to primarily benefit graduate students’ growth and innovation in applying technology to teaching, learning, and /or research.
  • Provide an opportunity for the College to learn about the application of technology including its impacts and potential.

Graduate Student Proposal Form

Funded Projects FY16        Funded ProjectsFY17

Funded Projects FY18        Funded Projects FY19

Funded Projects FY20        Funded Projects FY21

Funded Projects FY22        Funded Projects FY23

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