News from the Office of Research: September 2020

September 8, 2020

The Office of Research shares available campus grants, recently awarded funding and national research grant deadlines from organizations like the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.

Campus Grants—Open Applications

Reminder: The university has suspended non-essential expenditures, including travel, hosting, and conferences. 

Urgent Remote Instruction Professional Development Fund For Leo Lecturers - provides up to $250 to Lecturers for expenses related to the urgent transition to remote instruction necessitated by the COVID-19 Pandemic.Applications accepted through October 15 or until all funds are awarded.

New to the Campus Grants Application System?

If you are new to 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 would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external research funding:

Francine Dolins, Associate Professor in Behavioral Sciences, received an award of $999,981 from the Templeton Foundation to lead a collaborative project that will use Virtual Reality to study social problem solving in apes and humans and then develop artificial agents with diverse learning and planning capacities.

Zhen Hu, Assistant Professor in Industrial Manufacturing & Systems Engineering, recently received $9,984 as part of a collaborative National Science Foundation project with the University of Iowa that will contribute new knowledge related to the design and manufacture of next-generation flexible electronic devices.

Mathumai Kanapathipillai, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded $391,658 from National Institutes of Health to study a type of nanoparticle treatment for ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke.

Yi Lu Murphey, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded $358,321 from the Department of Energy that will help design engineers to more rapidly and cost-effectively consider a wider range of more novel concepts before selecting an engineering-optimal architecture for high-fidelity detailed design and evaluation.

Yi Lu Murphey, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $50,000 from Ford motor company to develop an advanced preference learning methodology for intelligent recommending systems.

Wencong Su, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded $337,479 from National Science Foundation as part of a collaborative project with the University of Texas at Austin to work on a large-signal stability analysis and enhancement of converter-dominated DC microgrids.

Aditya Viswananthan, Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, was recently awarded $165,904 from National Science Foundation to pursue collaborative work with University of Connecticut that will explore questions of measurement design and reconstruction algorithms related to computation ptychography.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Please contact the UM-Dearborn Office of Research if you are interested in submitting a proposal to any of the following programs:

Funding Entity

Program Title & Links

Description

Deadline

NSF

Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI):

This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.

October 28, 2020

IMLS

Museums Empowered: Professional Development Opportunities for Museum Staff

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

Museum Grants for African American History and Culture (2021)

National Leadership Grants for Museums (2021)

Museums for America (2021)

See individual programs for details

November 16, 2020

NSF

Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems

The DISES Program supports research projects that advance basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions (dynamics, processes, and feedbacks) within and among the environmental (biological, physical and chemical) and human ("socio") (economic, social, political, or behavioral) components of such a system.

November 16, 2020

NSF

NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use.

November 18, 2020

NSF

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases NSF 20-585

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. The central theme of submitted projects must be the quantitative or computational understanding of pathogen transmission dynamics.

November 18, 2020

NSF

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest.

December 8, 2020

NSF

Community Instruments and Facilities

The intent of the Community Instruments and Facilities (CIF) solicitation is to provide the NSF-sponsored atmospheric sciences research community with access to specialized instrumentation for field and laboratory-based studies.

December 10, 2020

NSF

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program

The primary aim of the Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program is to foster the continuing health of the mathematical sciences research community as a whole.

December 15, 2020

NSF

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative

The NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) seeks to award grants intended to support research independence among early-career academicians who specifically lack access to adequate organizational or other resources.

Nov 02, 2020

NSF

NSF/VMware Partnership on The Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure

The goal of this joint solicitation between NSF and VMware is to foster novel, transformative research in fundamental and systematic approaches that bring dramatic increases in the environmental sustainability of the Digital Infrastructure leading to practical methodologies and tools.

Nov 04, 2020

NSF

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation

The PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF) program has two goals: 1) Support research in the Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE), and 2) Increase the community of researchers conducting PFE research.

November 10, 2020

NSF

NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use.

November 18, 2020

NSF

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs: Biomaterials (BMAT), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL) NSF 20-589

Research supported by the Division of Materials Research (DMR) focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena.

November 02, 2020

NSF

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases NSF 20-585

The multi-agency Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and social drivers that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

November 18, 2020

NEH

Short Documentaries

The purpose of the program is to support documentary films up to 30 minutes that engage audiences with humanities ideas in appealing ways. The program aims to extend the humanities to new audiences through the medium of short documentary films.

January 6, 2021

NEH

Media Projects

The purpose of this program is to support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

January 6, 2021

NSF

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES)

IRES focuses on active research participation by undergraduate and/or graduate students in high quality international research, education and professional development experiences in NSF-funded research areas.

Multiple Deadlines. See full solicitation

NSF

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

The FOA aims to represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research.

January 26, 2021

DoD

(FY20) Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)

The aim of DEPSCoR is to improve the research capabilities at institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories to perform competitive basic research in science and engineering that is relevant to the DoD mission and reflect national security priorities.

February 15, 2021

NEH

Public Humanities Projects

The purpose of this program is to support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.

January 6, 2021

NSF

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

The FOA aims to represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research.

January 26, 2021

DoD

Biological Technologies

The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO's research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, microbes as production platforms, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments on U.S. capabilities and resilience.

April 22, 2021

 

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