Office of Research November 2020 Update

November 11, 2020

The latest on faculty research grants, upcoming funding opportunities, and news from the Office of 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:

Mengqi Wang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received a $54,347 sub-contract from Wayne State University to assist with the development of a 180 kW DC-DC converter for automotive applications.

Hafiz Malik, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received funding of $125,245 from Ford Motor Company to study Biometric Forensic Analysis and Spoof Detection.

Shareia Carter, Director of Women's Resource Center, received $299,879 from the Department of Justice in support of a program to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking on Campus.

Yulia Hristova, Associate Professor of Mathematics, was awarded $4,000 by Elsevier for her project GirlsGetMath@Dearborn, a week-long program for high-school students that introduces them to mathematical ideas, computer programming and collaborative research.

Announcements

Inaugural Provost Research Dig

Topic: "How I Turned My Research Project into a Successful Tenure Case"
Thursday, Nov. 19, 1-2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom

Provost Alcock and the UM-Dearborn Office of Research are pleased to invite you to the inaugural meeting of the Provost's Research Dig (formerly the Provost's Roundtable.) The event will feature four faculty, representing each of the four colleges, who will share how their innovative research created a successful path to tenure and promotion.

Presenters:
Associate Professor Josh Akers, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Professor Kelly Cai, College of Business 
Associate Professor Samir Rawashde, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Professor Danielle DeFauw, College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Please, RSVP no later than 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. All registered participants will receive an email with Zoom details.

Reminders

Limited Submissions announcements are moving to the Research Blueprint newsletter, bimonthly. 

UMOR recently announced that Limited Submissions Calls for Intent to Submit will no longer be announced on a weekly schedule in an effort to reduce email burden. New Limited Submissions and Calls for Intent to Submit will be updated weekly on the UMOR Limited Submissions homepage (hint: bookmark this page!), where all current and archived opportunities are listed. Select opportunities will be posted in the Research Blueprint newsletter twice monthly. If you are a current subscriber of the weekly Limited Submissions emails, you will automatically be added to the Research Blueprint newsletter distribution; new subscribers can click here to sign up. 

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

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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