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

1/14/2019

Applications for the next round of Campus Grants for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted now through Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the grant opportunities, plus read about the nearly $70K in campus grants and $400K in recent external funding received.

Call for Proposals – Campus Grants

Applications for the ­­­­­February 15 deadline are now being accepted. The links to each program below will take you directly to the application website, where you can review the detailed guidelines and submit your complete proposal. All proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2018.There will be no extensions and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding. 

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.)

Accepting Applications Soon

Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) - The 2019 SURE program will begin accepting applications in early February. This program provides funding for undergrad students to participate in faculty research and scholarly projects over the summer. Projects cannot be for academic credit and student work on these projects must be completed by August 31. Watch for additional details to be announced soon!

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.

Student Conference Presentation - provides up to $300 for travel-related expenses and/or $40 for presentation materials per student toward costs of traveling to regional and national professional meetings to present papers based on research conducted at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

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 how to 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.

$68,256 in Campus Grants Awarded

Competitive Grant Recipients

At their November 16, 2018 meeting, the Research Support Committee of the Faculty Senate reviewed 11 applications and awarded nine peer reviewed campus grants totaling $68,256 to UM-Dearborn faculty in the following categories:

Research Initiation & Development – provide financial support for faculty research projects designed to lead to a proposal for external funding with a strong potential of being awarded.

            Cam Amin, PhD, Social Sciences - $10,957

            Riadul Islam, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering - $6,000

            Sang-Hwan Kim, PhD, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering - $5,908

            Alireza Mohammadi, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering - $5,134

UM-Dearborn Scholars – provide financial support for faculty 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.

            Pamela Aronson, PhD, Behavioral Sciences - $11,257

            David Hill, PhD, Education - $15,000

CASL Faculty Summer Research – provide financial support for CASL faculty summer projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome.

            Zhi Zhang, PhD, Natural Sciences - $7,000

CASL Tenured Faculty – provide financial support for projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome.

            Bruce Pietrykowski, PhD, Social Sciences - $3,500

            Nadja Rottner, PhD, Literature, Philosophy & the Arts - $3,500

The breakout by college is as follows:

College

# of Applications

# of Awards

Total $ Awarded

CASL

6

5

$36,214

CECS

4

3

$17,042

CEHHS

1

1

$15,000

COB

0

0

$0

 

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.

Novel nanodepots to target ischemic stroke with minimal hemorrhagic risk
Mathumai Kanapathipillai, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded $151,140 by the American Heart Association to study two novel nanoparticle approaches to treat thrombotic stroke with high efficiency and minimal hemorrhagic risk.

Developing robust pedestrian detection and tracking algorithms with a 360-degree view camera system
Yi Lu Murphey, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a $50,000 grant to develop a robust and intelligent system for detecting and tracking pedestrians in the surrounding view of a vehicle based on video images captured by a low-cost camera setup with four Fisheye cameras, which cover the front view, driver side view, passenger side view and the rear view.

Evaluation of Wireless Communication Protocols for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Control
Samir Rawashdeh, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently received a $60,000 contract from Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America to investigate wireless communication protocols, primarily WiFi, for electric vehicle wireless charging control.

Design of hybrid nanostructures for efficient light trapping in thin film solar cells
Ya Sha Yi, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a $138,341 grant by Huanghuai University to implement the design of hybrid nanostructures for efficient light trapping in thin film solar cells. 

 

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