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Academic Software Grant

Academic Software Grants give faculty an opportunity to try new and/or innovative software and online applications that can be applied to teaching and learning. The focus of the grant is to provide the means for individuals to "try out" new software or access enhanced versions of online tools. Academic Software Grants are limited to a maximum of $500 each. The total number of grants awarded is based on available funds.

Guidelines for Academic Software Grants:

  1. The software should support teaching and learning initiatives at LCC. Usage must be consistent with new software copyright laws, license agreements, and the LCC Acceptable Use Policy.
  2. The initial use of this software is not for public LCC computing labs and/or student use.
  3. Software maintenance, training, upgrades, and documentation are the responsibility of the grantee.
  4. These grants are intended to provide seed money for innovate software applications. Therefore, once the educational worth of a specific software package is proven, the CTE may not fund the purchase of further copies. Purchases of "proven" software needs to be considered by the departments, divisions or college as a whole (e.g., Purchase of Adobe Acrobat for document posting). Find out what software is not available through the CTE based on these criteria.
  5. The grants can also be used to purchase "premium packages" of online tools (e.g., ThingLink, Storybird, or instaGrock) that have educational applications. The packages can be renewable for up to three years and total costs may not exceed the grant limit of $500. Usage must be consistent with applicable copyright laws, license agreements, and the LCC Acceptable Use Policy.

How do I apply for a Software Grant?

Complete the Academic Software Grant Application.

Questions about this grant can be directed to Leslie Johnson at (517) 483-9731, or via email at

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