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About the Campus Grants Program

The Campus Grants program is an important part of research development efforts at UM-Dearborn, and supports a wide range of research and scholarly activities for our faculty. Campus Grants funds also provide investments for interdisciplinary research. The UM-Dearborn Office of Research provides funding for the following program types:

Competitive Program grants are available to all UM-Dearborn tenured/tenure-track faculty. The competitive programs open for applications three times each fiscal year. The solicitations for the programs are published on this website approximately 8 weeks before the cycle deadline. Awards for each cycle are announced three months after the cycle deadline. 

Submission cycles:
  • October 15, 5pm    Deadline for applications to all three competitive programs. Applications will be accepted starting August 15 each fiscal year
  • February 15, 5pm  Deadline for applications to all three competitive programs. Applications will be accepted starting December 15 each fiscal year
  • June 15, 5pm         Deadline for applications to the new Thematic Research Planning Grants ONLY. Applications will be accepted starting April15 each fiscal year

Open Invitation/Non-competitive Programs are available to all UM-Dearborn tenured/tenure-track faculty; applications are accepted any time during the fiscal year while funds are available. Award decisions are made within 10 business days of application submission. 

For additional information about grants available, complete requirements and determining your eligibility to apply, please review the information on this page.

Requirements and Eligibility

Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs
  • Eligible Faculty for Campus Grants: Only tenured or tenure-track UM-Dearborn faculty members can serve as PIs on applications to the UM-Dearborn Campus Grants programs. Under very limited circumstances other UM-Dearborn researchers might be allowed to serve as PIs. Please contact the Office of Research to discuss PI eligibility when special consideration is desired.
  • Eligible Students to be hired to work on Campus Grants: Only current UM-Dearborn students can be hired to work on projects funded by UM-Dearborn Campus Grant programs. Some programs may offer exceptions to this requirement. Any such exceptions will be noted in the specific Campus Grant program solicitation.
  • Faculty applicants (except LEOs) MUST have a current disclosure of outside financial interests in M-Inform and applicable PEERRS certifications for Responsible Conduct of Research & Scholarship Training (RCRS) AND Research Administration must be up to date. If applicable to the project, Human Subjects Research Protections is also required. Applications without current M-Inform disclosure or PEERRS updates will be returned without review.
  • Application Limit: Applicants may submit as PI to ONLY ONE Competitive Program per application deadline (non-lead faculty participation on multiple grants is allowed if projects are substantially different).
  • Award Limit: Applicants may receive one award per program type per fiscal year (July 1st - June 30th); additionally, a PI can only have ONE ACTIVE campus grant from the Competitive Programs.
  • All reporting from applicant’s previous Campus Grants awards must be current.
  • Award Administration: Project/grant shortcodes will be established under your department ID and funds transferred by ORA; departments are responsible for all financial and human resources management for the project; ORA will provide instructions in the award documentation regarding access to funding. Upon completion of the project, materials and supplies purchased for the project become property of the department of the grantee.
  • Award Completion: awardees may not spend funds beyond the project end date; if needed, one-time no-cost extensions for the competitive programs may be granted and must be requested 30 days prior to the project end date; no cost extensions- for open invitation programs are *not* allowed; remaining funds must be returned to the Office of Research once the project end date has passed; requests for no-cost extensions received after the project end date will be returned without review.

Competitive Campus Grants

The following Competitive Campus Grants are available to all UM-Dearborn tenured/tenure-track faculty:

Research Initiation & Development

Deadlines

Applications are accepted during the October 15th and February 15th cycles.

Purpose

Research Initiation and Development Grants provide financial support of up to $25,000 for research projects. This program supports projects designed to lead to a proposal for external funding with a strong potential of being awarded.

Budget floor: $10,000
Budget ceiling: $25,000

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReady. If you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

UM-Dearborn Scholars

Deadlines

Applications are accepted during the October 15th and February 15th cycles.

Purpose

UM-Dearborn Scholars grants are intended to support research and scholarship,including creative activities in the arts. This program is primarily for projects with funding needs not addressed by other support programs within or outside the University.

Budget floor: $8,000
Budget ceiling:$15,000

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReady. If you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

Thematic Research Planning Grants

Deadlines

Applications are accepted during the October 15th, February 15th and June 15th funding cycles.

Purpose

Thematic Research Planning (TRP) Grants will support the development of collaborative cross-disciplinary research proposals that address the following priority research areas:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Sustainability
  • Mobility & Infrastructure

The program will be open to teams working closely together to solve problems that transcend the traditional boundaries associated with research programs, departments and colleges. Single PI proposals will *not* be considered- at least two different UM-Dearborn academic units should be involved, in addition to external partners. Applicants are required to identify in advance the external funding opportunity/ies of interest to them.

The TRP grants will fund planning proposals of strong multidisciplinary teams working on urgent and challenging issues, and with well-defined plans for engaging local communities (including non-profits, municipal, city and community organizations, small businesses and industry). Funding will be awarded for proposal and research planning, proposal writing, conducting preliminary research activities, and pursuing external funding to sustain the proposed research.

Budget floor: $15,000
Budget ceiling:$30,000

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReady. If you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

Open Invitation Campus Grants

The following Open Invitation Programs are currently accepting applications for fiscal year 2022:

Faculty Research Mini Grant

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, permitting availability of funding.

Purpose  

Faculty Research Mini Grants provide up to $1,000 for non-salary resources that enable faculty research and other scholarly activities.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReadyIf you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

Special Circumstances Research Mini Grant

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, permitting availability of funding.

Purpose  

Special Circumstances Research Grants provide up to $1,000 for non-salary resources that enable research-related activities not supported by the Faculty Research Mini Grant.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReadyIf you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

Research Assistant Grant

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, permitting availability of funding.

Purpose

Research Assistant Grants are funded to hire a student to assist full-time UM-Dearborn faculty members with work on research and scholarly projects. The program provides two levels of support:

  • $750 for work leading to a scholarly product (data, book chapter, publication, etc.)
  • $1,500 requires that a related proposal for external funding will be submitted within one year

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Research assistant must be an enrolled student pursuing a degree at UM-Dearborn
  • Research assistant applications as supplements to a competitive campus grant will be considered ONLY for grants awarded BEFORE the 2021 Winter Cycle. Starting Jan 2021 all applications for the competitive Research Initiation and Development grant must include the expense for a student research assistant in the proposal budget, IF student assistant help is needed.
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReadyIf you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

 

Faculty Research Publication & Dissemination Grant

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, permitting availability of funding.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, permitting availability of funding.

Purpose 

Full-time faculty are eligible for up to $500 per year for peer-reviewed scholarly publication costs (not open access journal), limited to:

  • Journal page charges (including surcharges for graphics)
  • Book publication charges
  • Article reprints (hardcopy or electronic) of your publication
  • Conference poster and presentation printing costs
  • Copy editing for peer-reviewed scholarly publications, limited to editing required by publisher

Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a member of the tenured or tenure-track faculty of UM-Dearborn
  • Acceptance of publication or conference presentation required
  • Standard Requirements for all Campus Grant Programs apply

Read the full guidelines and apply via InfoReadyIf you are new to the InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants, please review the additional information about InfoReady in the section at the bottom of the page.

 

InfoReady Application System for Campus Grants

Campus Grants are managed using the InfoReady automated application software system, which allows applicants to complete and submit proposals online. Approvals from your Department and Dean's Office will be obtained electronically. All of the information needed to complete your proposal is available on the site, including instructions for how to log in, update your profile, and submit a proposal (check the gray right margin when you get to the destination page.) 

Important Information
  • The system will only accept applications until 5:00 pm on the stated program deadline date; late applications cannot be accepted

  • Complete proposals will be electronically routed to for Faculty Advisor, Chair, and Dean approval by UM-Dearborn Office of Research (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

  • Competitive Campus Grants are only available in InfoReady during their application cycles (typically about 6 weeks prior to the submission deadline)

  • Open Campus Grants are open and available to apply to during the entire fiscal year

  • Questions or need support? Email us at umdearborn-orsp@umich.edu

Grant Funding Resources for Lecturers & Students

The Office of Research currently does not offer grants for lecturers or students, however please find resources for this type of funding below:

Office of Research

1060
Administration Building (AB)
Phone: 
313-593-5468
Fax: 
313-593-6790
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