Dearborn offers 'Rackham replacement grants'

1/18/2011

UM-Dearborn Block MA year ago, the Rackham Graduate School announced that its endowment had been depleted to the extent that the Rackham Board made the decision to no longer offer Rackham grants to faculty. Rackham faculty fellowships had been eliminated a few years before. This decision applies University-wide and affects all faculty and units but hits the Dearborn campus hard in part due to the campus's success at getting these grants and fellowships. Dearborn academic units have used these grants as a recruiting tool, an enticement to new faculty demonstrating the University's commitment to research and scholarship.

The Dearborn campus announces the availability of up to four Dearborn Rackham Replacement (Step 2) Grants for Research of $15,000 each. These grants are intended to:

  • Foster high-quality scholarship and research
  • Relate to the applicant's professional career goals
  • Has the potential to be sustainable
  • Has demonstrated previous productivity
  • Will result in tangible products such as papers, presentations or grant proposals

Applicants:

  • must be a) a junior faculty member or b) a senior faculty member starting on a new research topic
  • must have been awarded a Campus Grant in the past two years and demonstrate progress with those funds
  • will be expected to provide a progress report (see below) every six months until the funds are expended

The first round of applications is due Feb. 15 (with other Campus Grants). Guidelines are posted on the Dearborn Research website.

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