An update from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, October 2019

10/14/2019

Have a project or idea you need funding for? If so, it’s worth checking out these offerings from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Call for Proposals: Professional Development Grants

Applications for the Fall 2019 Campus Grants Competitive Program are still 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 October 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 intended 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 up to two awards annually of 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.

Additional Grants

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 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 would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their reserach.

Amanda Esquivel, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was awarded $265,097 from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to purchase a Linear Impactor System. This equipment will enable cutting edge, high impact research examining human responses to events occurring during impact, sports collisions, crash, falls and projectiles and can be used in research projects to study brain, facial, eye and thoracic injury.

Umai Kanapathipillai, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was awarded $198,401 from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to purchase a flow cytometer that will enable research on nanotherapeutics to combat cancer, tumor dynamics, glaucoma, pancreatic islets microfluidics and brain injury and infection, among other things. 

Birhanu Eshete, Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, was awarded National Science Foundation funds in the amount of $54,263 to supplement and complete research on malware distribution systems that was started while at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Working with his collaborators at UIC, he will complete the development of an exploit analysis toolkit and detection system.

Thomas Bianchette, Assistant Research Scientist, Natural Sciences, has received $18,777 in National Science Foundation funding through a subcontract from Florida A&M University. In this collaboration, Dr. Bianchette will analyze sediment samples from various sites in Puerto Rico to investigate hurricane-derived deposits.

Peter Oelkers, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences, received an award of $468,000 from the National Institutes of Health under the Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA) program. He will use this funding to study the biochemical mechanisms of proteins that regulate and influence cell membrane structure, dynamics, and function.

David Susko, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences and Director of the Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC) received $70,594 in funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund through a subcontract from Wayne State University. These funds will support EIC participation the Dearborn School Health through Integrated Nutrition & Exercise Strategies (SHINES) for Healthy Kids program by allowing them to oversee the design and installation of edible schoolyard gardens at local public school sites.

 

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