An update from the Office of Research, November 2019

11/18/2019

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

Important News Regarding Deadlines

Effective January 6, 2020, a new university-wide deadline policy will be enforced. The U-M Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (U-M ORSP) in Ann Arbor will no longer approve proposals for submission without review. Proposals must reach U-M ORSP via the Proposal Approval Form no less than two full business days prior to the submission deadline for review and guaranteed submission by the sponsor deadline. Proposals that reach U-M ORSP less than two full business days prior to the submission deadline are AT RISK of not being approved or submitted if U-M ORSP is unable to review due to prioritized timely proposals. The UM-Dearborn Office of Research Administration will endeavor to help you get your proposal package submitted on time. Please contact UM-Dearborn ORA for more information. 

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year as long as funding remains available and can be found on our CAMPUS GRANTS Webpage.

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 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 5:00 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 research.

Abdallah Chehade, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, was awarded $27,247 from Ford Motor Company to leverage Deep Learning to uncover the complex underlying patterns in the warranty claims at Ford Motor Company and convert them to business value. 

DeLean Tolbert, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, received $2,552 from Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) to conduct a STEAM program that will introduce students to the fundamentals of computer game design by developing their own web-based computer game. 

Sarah Davey, Site Director of Early Childhood Education Center was awarded $232,000 for the Great Start Readiness Program, which provides at-risk four-year-old children with a high-quality preschool experience.

Thomas Bianchette, Ph.D., Assistant Researcher, Natural Sciences, received a grant of $18,177 as a subcontractor for National Science Foundation, through Florida A & M University to assist the investigation of Hurricane Maria storm deposition in Puerto Rico.

Yunus Zeytuncu, Associate Professor, Mathematics, was recently awarded $53,648 from Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan that will contribute funding for his ongoing Maize and Blue Math Circle Program. 

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