News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Oct. 2018

9/28/2018

Applications for the first round of Campus Grants for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted now through Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. Learn more about the grant opportunities, plus read about the more than $700K in recent external grants received.

Call for Proposals – Campus Grants

Applications for the October Campus Grants 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 Oct. 15. There will be no extensions and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding.

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.

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.
CASL Faculty Summer Research - provides support up to $7,000 each for CASL faculty projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome.
CASL Tenured Faculty – provides funding for projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome. The award consists of a 3- or 4-credit course release (Fall or Winter term) OR $3,500 to be used in the summer for project expenses.
Undergraduate Research Fellowship - Beginning with academic year 18-19, the URF funding will be included in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program. 

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year.
Grants for Faculty:
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 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.

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.

Robust Statistical Model for Warranty Data Maturation
Abdallah Chehade, PhD, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, received a funded extension of his summer sabbatical project from the Ford Motor Company (Ford PI Dr. Vasiliy Krivtsov) to implement an artificial intelligence and machine learning model for warranty data maturation, with the intent of improving the accuracy of warranty reserves forecasting.

EGR Flow Estimation Modeling for Control in Spark Ignition Engines
Dewey Jung, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, recently received a $19,676 contract from Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. to review, evaluate and check the fidelity of the current exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) flow modeling and develop an improved model based on the sponsor’s current architecture and model for improved control.

Fatigue Behavior of a Bar Steel Subjected to Constant Amplitude Loading
Hong-Tae Kang, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, recently received a $5,000 contract from Timken Steel to perform constant amplitude fatigue tests on round steel samples manufactured by Timken.

Analysis and optimization of energy efficiency for battery electric vehicles
Youngki Kim, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, recently received a $34,461 contract by Optimal Computer Aided Engineering, Inc. to study energy management systems (EMSs) of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by examining the areas of low energy efficiency in each system and minimizing the entropy generation based on the system configuration.

Development of Control Algorithms for 48V MHEV 
Youngki Kim, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, recently received $71,721 from Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) to develop a supervisory control algorithm for P1 48-volt Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle to improve fuel economy and optimize energy management.

SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: ForensicExaminer: Testbed for Benchmarking Digital Audio Forensic Algorithms
Hafiz Malik, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a $291,471 grant by the National Science Foundation to collaborate with Oakland University to develop a framework for digital audio forensic analysis, to study the impact of antiforensic attacks on detector performance, replay attack on speaker recognition system, and to design develop benchmarking dataset and testbed for performance evaluation of audio forensic analysis algorithms.

Dearborn SHINES (School Health through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise Strategies) for Healthy Kids!
David Susko, Director, Environmental Interpretive Center, recently received a $53,822 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund through a subcontract from Beaumont Health to provide expert guidance in edible orchard/garden design and installation, as well as training and professional development to science teachers and others in linking inquiry-based instruction with the orchards, for a project that aims to promote healthy eating and activities to students in eight Dearborn Public Schools.

Technology Development and Research for On-Chip LiDAR Phase I
Ya Sha Yi, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, received a $145,047 contract from Toyota Motor Corporation to design, simulate, fabricate and test chip-level silicon components appropriate for use in chip-scale LiDAR.

Supplement to MRI Project: Acquisition of Hybrid and Versatile Magnetron Sputtering/E-beam/Evaporation Thin Film Deposition System for Research and Education
Ya Sha Yi, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, received $99,753 in additional funding from the National Science Foundation to continue work on a project that works to achieve a functional solid state Lidar system by generating data from an existing system, fabricating methods of the solid state Lidar with the goal to manufacture in large scale in the future, and measured characterization of all the components within the solid state Lidar system with reliable and standard tools.

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