Campus Research Grants Program
About the Campus Grants Program--
Over $100,000 is distributed annually to UM-Dearborn faculty, lecturers, and students through the Campus Grants Program in support of research and other scholarly activities that further the campus research environment and research experiences for students.
- Campus Grants applications are reviewed by the Research Support Committee of the Faculty Senate.
- Expenses incurred prior to the deadline (or prior to application submission for programs with no deadline) are prohibited and no funds will be provided for such costs
Faculty applicants (except LEOs) MUST have a current disclosure of outside financial interests in M-Inform. Applications without current disclosure will be returned without review.
- Multiple Applications (applies to all grant programs, below, marked with " * "): If more than one application is submitted for a given deadline, each must be for a different project and be clearly distinct, without copied and pasted sections in common; only one application may be submitted for a given grant program; an applicant should not expect more than one grant per cycle. The Committee considers the larger grants first.
Application for Campus Grants (This form may not print correctly if completed in your web browser; instead, download and save it to your PC, then open with Adobe Reader.)
Faculty Research Grants:
*Research Initiation & Seed Grant (maximum award $6,000) This award provides funding for research projects which are designed to lead to proposals for external funding.
*Research Support and Maintenance Grant (maximum award $6,000) This award provides funding for research projects in disciplines where there is little chance for external funding.
*Step 2 Grant for Faculty Research (maximum award $15,000) This award provides funding for research projects which are one step beyond start-up or feasibility studies. These grants are intended for a) Junior faculty and b) Senior faculty starting on a new research topic.
*Dearborn's Rackham Grants for Faculty Research (maximum award $15,000) The objective of this program is to assist junior faculty in establishing an active program of research and scholarship. Senior faculty whose proposed research represents a new line of inquiry may also apply, providing they submit a statement describing the ways in which the proposed research is distinctly new.
*EIC Environmental-Sustainability Research Grant (maximum award $12,000) This award provides funding for projects related to sustainability, conservation, and/or environmental education and research. The applicant or at least one applicant on multiple-investigator applications must be an EIC Faculty Associate.
*Small Grants for Faculty Research provide modest funds (up to $800) to full-time faculty for research and other scholarly activities and use an abbreviated application format.
Educational Enhancement Grant (maximum award $1,500) 1 grant is awarded annually. This grant enables faculty members to enhance the educational experiences of students through the development of new courses and curricula or the purchase of one-time course materials or equipment.
Publication Costs (maximum award is $300) Full-time faculty are eligible for support of non-commercial, scholarly publication costs, journal page charges, reprint expenses, and presentation materials, posters, and other preparation costs.
Travel Grants are available to assist lecturers with travel costs to present papers at professional meetings and conferences.
CASL Faculty Research Grants:
*CASL Faculty Summer Research Grant (maximum award $7,000) This award provides funding to CASL faculty for research projects which are designed to lead to proposals for external funding or other tangible research products.
*CASL Senior Faculty Research Grant to Encourage and Reward Scholarship (maximum award course release or $3,500 stipend) This award provides funding for research projects to CASL senior faculty.
Student Research Grants:
Student Research Grants provide up to $500 for independent research projects by UM-Dearborn undergraduate and graduate students. The project must be supervised by a faculty member and the project will ordinarily be related to the student's major field of study.
Graduate Student Research Grants provide research funds for UM-Dearborn graduate students up to $2,500 per year. The applicant must be a UMD graduate student. Applications are competitive and reviewed by the Research Support Committee.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships provide stipends of $2,500 to UM-Dearborn undergraduate students whose academic record demonstrates preparedness and commitment to excellence. Students are invited by a UM-Dearborn faculty advisor to conduct independent research under their direction.
Research Assistantship Grants are used to pay for student research assistants to work on research conducted by full time UM-Dearborn faculty members. Grants provide up to $500 for standard assistantships and seed assistantships of $1,500 for work leading to an external grant proposal.
Student Research Travel Grants are available to assist individual students with travel costs to present papers at professional meetings and conferences. Students and or faculty advisers apply by email at any time; up to $300 per student. Read the guidelines before applying.
Student Group Travel to Present Research Results are available to assist student groups with travel costs to present papers at professional meetings and conferences. Faculty advisers apply on behalf of students in their labs or student clubs or organizations; up to $300 per student. Read the guidelines before applying and note deadlines.
Student Presentation Preparation Costs (maximum award is $200) Dearborn students are eligible for support of presentation materials, posters, and other preparation costs.
Application Form for Campus Grants
Dearborn Faculty Professional Development Grants:
Professional Development Grants Applications use a different application form and applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Effective FY2014, these grants have been increased to $900 and are awarded to tenure-track faculty and lecturers to help defray the cost of professional development activities or supplies. Use the application forms and guidelines for either the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Professional Development Grants or the Dearborn Lecturer Professional Development Grants.