Internal research funding supports faculty research, creative, and scholarly endeavors; promotes the University’s research profile and prestige in the community; and is a valuable means of leveraging external support.
EMU’s current internal award lineup consists of the Faculty Research Fellowship, Sabbatical Leave, Provost’s New Faculty awards, Provost's Research Support Award, and the Dedicated Time for Scholarly/Creative Activity program:
The Faculty Research Fellowship is intended to encourage and support the research, creative, artistic, and scholarly endeavors of full-time tenured or tenure-track EMU faculty by providing released-time awards (fall and winter semesters) for outstanding proposals. Cash of up to $3,000 can be requested as part of an award to cover supplies, services and materials (SS&M) and travel expenses related to the release.
Sabbatical leaves are granted for special study, research, and/or other projects that will enhance the usefulness of the person to the institution, perform service on the local, state, national, or international level, and/or bring prestige to the University.
The Provost’s New Faculty Award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. This program provides funding of up to $5,000 to accelerate the research program of new faculty and to make them more competitive for external funding.
The Provost's Research Support Award is awarded in support of small SS&M needs and is intended to encourage and support the research, creative, artistic, and scholarly endeavors of EMU faculty. The range of the award is $300 - $3,000 to support outstanding projects. Travel support is limited to $500. This award requires a one-to-one match from the applicant's department/school for a total maximum combined award amount of $3,000.
Internal research is overseen by the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Research & Administration. Please, feel free to contact us in 106 Welch Hall (734-487-3201) with any questions or concerns.