An update from the Office of Research, October 2020

October 6, 2020

Upcoming research opportunities include an undergraduate research workshop and funding from external sources like the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Undergraduate Students Research Workshop

A workshop designed to prepare undergraduate students with tips and knowledge about getting involved with research will take place Thursday, Oct. 15, 6-7 p.m. The virtual meeting — led by U-M’s undergraduate research committee — will discuss finding research groups, contacting prospective research mentors/advisers and preparing for interviews. It’s for all disciplines. Please share the Zoom link with interested students. The Zoom Meeting ID is 921 3420 5835

A panel of experienced undergraduate researchers from various disciplines will be on hand to answer any questions you have about research. 

External Funding Received

The Office of Research would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their research and other projects:

Lu Wei, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $244,516 from the National Science Foundation in support of a collaboration with Mississippi State University studying new spatial point processes that capture the behavior of repulsion among nodes in ultra-dense wireless networks.

Ya Sha Yi, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received funding of $467,816 from Yangzou Qunfa Heat Exchanger to understand 3D photonic phased arrays for solid state lidar beam steering. 

Jaerock Kwon, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded $41,998 from Hanyang University to investigate intelligent cooperative perception technologies in driving environments with multiple vehicles based on deep neural networks.

Yi Lu Murphey, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $1,962,531 for her sub project working with the U-M Psychiatry-Neuropsychology department on a National Institute of Health study to identify cognitive decline and dementia in everyday driving behaviors. 

Sarah Davey, Site Director of Early Childhood Education Center received $227,360 for the Great Start Readiness Program, which provides at-risk 4-year-old children with a high-quality preschool experience.

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:

Sponsor

Program

Description

Deadline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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