News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: LPD and external grants announced


Grant Recipients Announced

Lecturer Professional Development Grants provide up to $900 to enhance and strengthen the academic programs of UM-Dearborn by supporting the professional and personal growth of our lecturers. Professional development activities include, but are not limited to, CRLT courses and distance-learning workshops and seminars, books and materials, and travel to professional meetings.

The review committee recently awarded the following grants:

Lindsay Colby - $500
Elizabeth Fomin - $185
Abigail Fusaro - $900
Joseph Kirkland - $379
Jessica Ryder - $900
Kristian Stewart - $900

If you are interested in applying for one of these grants, you can review the guidelines on our website at and scroll down. The next submission deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.

External Grants Received

CAREER: Towards Reliable and Efficient Network Monitoring in White Space
Kai Zeng, Computer and Information Systems, received $104,045 of additional funding from the National Science Foundation for this grant to improve the spectrum access and utilization efficiency in heterogeneous wireless networks.

Fatigue Characteristics of Various Welded Joints for Aluminum Alloys
Hong-Tae Kang, Mechanical Engineering, was awarded $40,000 from General Motors Corporation to characterize the fatigue properties of spot welded joints and friction stir weld joints for specific aluminum alloys.

Crossing Borders – Blurring Borders
Jacqueline Vansant, Language, Culture and Communication, received a $2,500 grant from the U-M Office of Research in Ann Arbor to partially fund bringing filmmaker/actor Karl Markovics to the Conference of the Austrian Studies Association.

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