News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: July 2019

7/19/2019

Call for Proposals, Faculty Professional Development, Grants for Faculty and Students and External Grants Received

Call for Proposals - Professional Development Grants

Applications for the first round of Campus Grants the 2019-2020 academic year are now being accepted. Select the applicable program below to enter the InfoReady website where you can review the guidelines and submit your complete proposal by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 15. See additional information below regarding the InfoReady system.

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.

Lecturer Professional Development - provides up to $1,000 for activities that include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year as long as funding remains available.

 

Grants for Faculty:

Research Assistant - provides up to $750 or $1,500 to hire a student to assist full-time UM-Dearborn faculty members with work on research and scholarly projects.

Faculty Research Mini Grant - provides up to $800 for non-salary resources that enable faculty research and other scholarly activities.

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 contribute to 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.

Campus Grants Application Submission via InfoReady​​​​​​

All Campus Grants applications must be electronically submitted through our online system. If you have not had a chance to use the InfoReady system, instructions on how to log in and update your profile, and submit a proposal will assist you. Please note the following:The system will not accept applications after 5:00 pm on the deadline date.

  • Complete proposals will be electronically routed to for Faculty Advisor, Chair, and Dean approval by ORSP (as required).
  • You must log in as a UMich User and authenticate.
  • You must update your profile and Add Primary Organization to be eligible to submit a proposal
     

External Grants Received

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

Mohamed Abouelenien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, was recently awarded $199,987 by Ford Motor Company to develop a method to determine if robust human thermal physiological indicators using noncontact sensing methods can be obtained at necessary levels of accuracy. A secondary objective is to develop a circadian state classification system to help determine occupant condition so that treatments / countermeasures can be applied to reinforce or counteract that state.

Weidong Xiang, PhD, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded $455,273 by Victory Traffic Facilities Engineering Co, Ltd. to enhance autonomous navigation for autonomous vehicles by setting up an RFID reader with smart antenna and then developing a machine learning model to enhance the performance of the RFID reader.

Sridhar Lakshmanan, PhD, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Lin Van Nieuwstadt, PhD, Associate Professor, Engineering Practice, was recently awarded $40,000 from Denso North America Foundation to prepare students for careers and graduate study by engaging them in activities that help integrate the technical skills and knowledge they have gained in the classroom with real-world applications.

Pankaj Mallick, PhD, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded $21,268 from Center for Automotive Research (CAR) to research and document joining technologies and methods for automotive structural components.

Zhen Hu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, was recently awarded $25,000 from University of California-San Diego to collaborate on an award from the Army Corps of Engineers to explore improved methodologies for a generic real-time damage detection and location framework for SHM of river navigation assets.

Tracy Hall, PhD, Executive Director of the Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI), was recently awarded $3,500 from SER Metro-Detroit Jobs for Progress, Inc. for preparation and training on healing centered restorative engagement for SER Metro-Detroit youth services staff.

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