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

4/29/2019

Professional Development grants are now being accepted; faculty congratulated for external research grants

Call for Proposals – Campus Grants

Applications for the Faculty Professional Development and Lecturer Professional Development are now being accepted at a very limited amount.

All proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 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. 

Faculty Professional Development – may provide up to $900 (due to funding we may not be able to accommodate the full amount of each request) 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 - may provide up to $900 (due to funding we may not be able to accommodate the full amount of each request) 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. 

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 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.

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.

Josh Akers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban & Regional Studies, was recently awarded a $10,000 contract from Cultural Services of the French Embassy to examine and evaluate initiatives related to urban decline and adapt to economic and environmental challenges.

Feng Zhou, PhD, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, is participating as a Co-Investigator on a project entitled “Sentiment Analysis of Online User Generated Data for Business Intelligence Enrichment”. Dr. Zhou’s component of this project. Dr. Zhou will assist with aiming to implement state-of-the-art algorithms that can automatically conduct sentiment analysis steps.

Mohamed Abouelenien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, was recently awarded a $7,000 contract from Educational Testing Service to develop approaches that can automatically detect different shapes in images using multiple features in a large dataset of images provided by the sponsor.

Mohamed Abouelenien, PhD, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, is also participating as a Principal Investigator on a project entitled, “Personalized Driver Alertness with Multimodal Holistic Models of Drivers”. Approximately $137,457 will come to UM-Dearborn for Dr. Abouelenien’s component of this project. Dr. Abouelenien along with his other collaborators will construct holistic models of drivers covering a multitude of channels in the physical world and use these holistic representations to build effective personalized multimodal models of driver alertness.

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