News from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

7/21/2017

First round of campus grant applications due August 15.

Call for Proposals – Campus Grants

Applications for the first round of Campus Grants this academic year are now being accepted and must be received in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (2066 IAVS) by 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 15.  Simply enter the InfoReady site by selecting the applicable program below, review the guidelines and submit your complete proposal by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15. 

  • Faculty Professional Development
    The purpose of these funds is to enhance professional growth of UM-Dearborn tenured and tenure-track faculty.  Professional development activities include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) courses, workshops, seminars, and travel to professional conferences.
  • Lecturer Professional Development
    The purpose of these funds is to enhance professional growth of UM-Dearborn faculty covered by the LEO collective bargaining agreement. Professional development activities include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) courses, workshops, seminars, and travel to professional conferences. Per LEO contract, the total amount available is $10,500 annually.

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year.

Grants for faculty:

  • Research Assistant - provide​s 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 cover some of the costs of traveling to professional meetings to present papers based on research conducted at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
  • Faulty 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. 

InfoReady Proposal Submission System

If you have not had a chance to preview the recently introduced InfoReady system, instructions on how to log in and update your profile and submit a proposal will assist you with using the system. You must update your profile and add your unit as the primary organization prior to submitting your first proposal. 

A few important reminders about InfoReady:

  • The system will only accept applications until 5:00 pm on the stated program deadline
  • 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
  • PDFs and paper applications will no longer be accepted

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.

Validation of Fatigue Life Prediction Models for Gas Metal Arc Welding
Hongtae Kang, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, received $58,762 from the Auto Steel Partnership to validate a new fatigue life prediction model, developed under a previous phase of work, for the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) joint under general loading condition.