An update from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, September 2019

9/18/2019

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

Call for Proposals: Professional Development Grants

Applications for the October deadline are now being accepted. The links to each program below will take you directly to the application website, where you can review the detailed guidelines and submit your complete proposal. All proposals must be submitted via our web-based application portal by 5:00 p.m. on October 15. There will be no extensions, and applications not received by the deadline will not be considered for funding. 

New to the Campus Grants Application System?
If this is your first time using our web-based application system, you must create a new user profile in order to apply. Here’s how to log in and set up your profile. You may also find this step-by-step guide for proposal submission helpful in navigating the application process.

Research Initiation and Development: Provides up to $6,000 or $15,000 for projects designed to lead to a proposal for external funding with a strong potential of being awarded.

UM-Dearborn Scholars: Provides up to $6,000 or $15,000 to support research and scholarship, including creative activities in the arts, for projects with funding needs not addressed by other support programs within or outside the university.

CASL Faculty Summer Research: Provides support up to $7,000 each for CASL faculty projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome.

CASL Tenured Faculty: Provides funding for projects that lead to a tangible scholarly outcome. The award consists of a 3- or 4-credit course release (Fall or Winter term), or $3,500 to be used in the summer for project expenses.

Faculty Professional Development: Provides up to $900 for activities that 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: Provides up to $1,000 for activities that include, but are not limited to, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) courses, workshops, seminars and travel to professional conferences.
 

Additional Programs

Proposals for the following programs are accepted throughout the fiscal year as long as funding remains available.

Grants for Faculty

Research Assistant: Provides 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 GrantProvides 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 for 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 p.m. 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 and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the following faculty members on receiving external funding for their research.

Anys Bacha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, was awarded $20,000 by the National Science Foundation to partially support costs for 30 students to attend the 52nd IEEE/ACM Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO). MICRO brings together researchers in fields related to microarchitecture, compilers, chips and systems for technical exchange on traditional microarchitecture topics and emerging research areas.

Youngki Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded $134,456 by Hyundai Motor Company and Kia to provide a visiting scholar research experience and training for the scholar to gain knowledge of new technologies and engineering tools related to vehicle thermal management systems and numerical modeling. Kim also received $61,281 from Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. to develop a tool to optimize mild hybrid electric vehicles fuel economy and investigate impacts and improvements of fuel economy. 

Yunus Zeytuncu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, has been awarded $21,000 from the National Science Foundation to bring in speakers, graduate students and junior researchers to present at the 2019 Midwest Several Complex Variables Conference that will take place at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This conference provides opportunities for senior and junior researchers to interact and discuss developments in the field of Several Complex Variables and other branches of mathematics.

Luis Ortiz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer and Information Science, was recently awarded $228,919 by National Science Foundation for his collaborative project to explore game-theoretic models of influence in social networks. This research will use real-world behavioral data as well as machine learning, and involve undergraduate liberal arts students and graduate computer science students.

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