News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Feb. 2019

2/3/2019

Applications for the next round of Campus Grants will be accepted through Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. and applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program will be accepted through March 15. Learn more about these opportunities, plus the more than $400K in recent external funding.

Call for Proposals – Campus Grants 

Applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program are now being accepted. All proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019. The link for this program below will take you directly to the application website, where you can review the detailed guidelines and submit your complete proposal. There will be no extensions and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding.
 
Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) - SURE Awards will provide student participants with a stipend of $3,500 each while they work with a UM-Dearborn faculty member on research or scholarly projects not counting toward academic credit.
 

Reminder: Call for Proposals – Campus Grants

Applications for the fifth round of Campus Grants for the 2018-2019 academic year are now available. Simply enter the InfoReady site by selecting the applicable program below, review the guidelines and submit your complete proposal by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15.
 
Research Initiation and Development - provides up to $6,000 or $15,000 for projects designed to lead to a proposal for external funding with a strong potential of being awarded.
 
UM-Dearborn Scholars - provides up to $6,000 or $15,000 to support research and scholarship, including creative activities in the arts, for projects with funding needs not addressed by other support programs within or outside the University.
 

Faculty Professional Development - provides up to $900 for activities that include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) courses, workshops, seminars, and travel to professional conferences. (Availability of funds is limited; applications will be accepted until all funds are awarded.)

Lecturer Professional Development - provides up to $900 for activities that include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) courses, workshops, seminars, and travel to professional conferences. (Availability of funds is limited; applications will be accepted until all funds are awarded.)

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year. Availability of funds is limited; applications will be accepted until all funds are awarded.

Grants for Faculty:

Faculty Proposal Development Travel - provides up to $750 in support to faculty for domestic travel, hotel, and per diem to discuss a proposal or concept with a sponsor's program officer.

Faculty Research Publication and Dissemination - provides up to $300 per year for peer-reviewed scholarly publication costs.

Lecturer Research Travel - provides up to $300 per person are provided to cover some of the costs of traveling to professional meetings to present papers based on research conducted at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Faculty Research Copy Editing Support - provides up to $200 per year for copy editing peer-reviewed scholarly publications, limited to editing required by publisher. Applicant must secure a match of $1 for every $2 of ORSP-Dearborn requested funds.

Grants for Students:

Graduate Student Independent Research - provides up to $2,500 for independent research projects conducted by UM-Dearborn graduate students as a part of a course for credit and supervised by a faculty member.

Undergraduate Student Independent Research - provides up to $500 for independent research projects conducted by UM-Dearborn undergraduate students as a part of a course for credit and supervised by a faculty member.

New to the Campus Grants Application System?

If this is your first time using our web-based application system, you must create a new user profile in order to apply. Here's log in and set up your profile. You may also find this step-by-step guide for proposal submission helpful in navigating the application process.

 

External Grants Received

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their research.

Tracy Hall, PhD, Office of Metropolitan Impact, was awarded $175,000 by Skillman Foundation to support the UM-Dearborn Public Allies Metro Detroit Program. This program identifies, trains and supports young adult homegrown leaders from under-represented backgrounds who are passionate about making a positive difference in their metro Detroit communities, matching them with local nonprofit organizations to serve in full-time stipend volunteer positions where they create, improve and expand services with measurable results.

Sally Howell, PhD, Center for Arab American Studies, received $195,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support the Halal Metropolis: Exploring Muslim Visibility in Detroit project that aims to help Detroiters of all backgrounds develop a better understanding of the active ways in which Detroit is changing alongside and in collaboration with its many Muslim populations.

Subrata Sengupta, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, received funding from Ford Motor Company to continue working on improving waste heat recovery.

Armen Zakarian, PhD, Industrial Systems Engineering, was awarded a $63,075 contract from Ford Motor Company to improve the simulation data collection tool and data collections methods, and work with engineers to develop simulation models for production powertrain manufacturing lines.

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