Past and Present Grants


Design and Discovery is and has been involved in a number of grants. This page briefly describes these, and more will be added to over time. To request further information on any of these, please reach out to the contact associated with the grant listed below.

Present Grants

Library Learning Analytics Project (LLAP)

  • Description: The Library Learning Analytics Project (LLAP) is a collaborative study of how academic libraries impact learning by 17 institutions led by the University of Michigan. LLAP has two primary goals.
    • The first includes identifying how the library impacts learning, especially in the areas of course instruction, research (including funding), and publication.
    • The second entails developing sharable tools, scripts and protocols on the basis of principled engagement and professional agency. The project will produce a set of tools, scripts, and protocols that will be freely available to all libraries.
  • Granting agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • Timeline: 2018-2021
  • Collaborators: Including advisory group members, about 15 other institutions (public, community college, and academic libraries)
  • Funding amount: $495,280
  • Design & Discovery Contact: Ken Varnum

Past Grants

Connecting Libraries and Learning Analytics for Student Success (CLLASS)

  • Description: CLLASS is a one-year grant designed to perform preliminary planning activities to pioneer the integration of library data in institutional learning analytics and develop detailed proofs of concept and models to guide academic libraries preparing to engage in this emerging and important use of data to support student success.
  • Granting agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 
  • Timeline: 2018-2019
  • Collaborators: About 15 institutions are involved either in an advisory or working capacity, including Syracuse University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, OCLC, and Unizin.
  • Funding amount: $50,000
  • Design & Discovery Contact: Ken Varnum


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