An update from the Office of Research, February 2020

February 18, 2020

Learn about available grants, the SURE Program, upcoming events and more from the Office of Research.

Call for Applications – Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Applications for the  Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program are now being accepted. All proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by Thursday, March 20, 2020. The link for this program below will take you directly to the detailed guidelines, which includes a link to the web-based portal where you can  submit your application.  There will be no extensions and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program- SURE Awards will provide students participants with a stipend of $3,200 each while they receive mentoring in the practice of research and work with a UM-Dearborn faculty member on research or scholarly projects not counting towards academic credit.

Other Campus Grants Programs

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. 
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.

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.

Upcoming Events:

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP February 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kochoff Hall B. Presented by Carol Burdsal, PhD, of the consulting firm McAllister & Quinn, this workshop will provide faculty with information about how to make proposals competitive and how to think like a reviewer.

NSF CAREER INFORMATION SESSION February 27, Noon-1:30 p.m., 2080 HPEC. Interim Vice Provost Dr. Yi Lu Murphey will discuss the program and provide guidance for submissions to the upcoming CAREER competition. The NSF CAREER program is open to Assistant Professors in NSF-supported fields. RSVP for this session by February 20.

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:

Hong Tae Kang, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded $81,000 from American Iron and Steel Institute to validate fatigue life prediction methods with fatigue test results of sectioned parts of truck frames.

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