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EMU Research


Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

August 2, 2021


Eastern Michigan University Current Research Phase: 2

EMU Resources for Conducting Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity During the Covid-19 Pandemic



National Science Foundation, Campus Cyberinfrastructure, and Dear Colleague Letter: Towards an Equitable National Cyberinfrastructure

Campuses today face challenges across multiple levels of cyberinfrastructure (CI), where meeting the needs of scientific research and education goes far beyond the networking layer in capacity and services, and extends to computing, data services, secure and trustworthy systems, and especially human expertise, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Recognition of the "data driven" nature of scientific advancement and discovery has led to an increased focus in addressing the data challenges posed by the NSF research and education community. The CC* solicitation invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science applications and distributed research projects. Science-driven requirements are the primary motivation for any proposed activity.


The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) program (NSF 21-528), invests in coordinated campus-level networking and cyberinfrastructure improvements, innovation, integration, and engineering for science and engineering applications and distributed research projects. The purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage proposal submissions to CC* for projects that will help overcome disparities in cyber-connectivity associated with geographic location, and thereby enable the populations based in these locales to become more nationally competitive in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and education. This effort represents a partnership between NSF's Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) and the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) within the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA).


Next Deadline: October 11, 2021


National Endowment for the Humanities, Dialogues on the Experience of War

The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service. Project teams should include humanities scholars, military veterans, and individuals with relevant experience. 

Dialogues projects must include:

Discussion programs: The convening of at least two sustained discussion series focused on humanities resources and themes that address the experiences of war and military service. Discussions may be held in person or virtually, but they must provide enough time to build intellectual community among all of the participants.
Preparatory programs: The creation of an in person or virtual preparatory program to recruit, train, and mentor a sufficient number of individuals to serve as discussion leaders for the series.

Next Deadline: October 14, 2021


National Science Foundation, Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning

The goal of the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning program is to support transformative research on advanced technologies for teaching and learning to educate a new generation of students, teachers, educators, and mentors to excel in highly technological and collaborative environments of the future. The scope of the program is wide-ranging, with special interest in diverse learner/educator populations, contexts, and content, including teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in foundational areas that enable STEM (e.g., self-regulation, literacy, communication, collaboration, creativity, and socio-emotional skills). The program accepts proposals that focus on learning, teaching or a combination of both. The program invites proposals that integrate knowledge about how people teach and learn (individually and in groups) with the opportunities offered by emerging technologies. These technologies support learning environments that are, for example, adaptive, interactive, immersive, virtual, embodied, and augmented.

Next Deadline: October 18, 2021





Internal Funding Program Deadlines

Internal Funding Programs can be found on our website. Listed below are a programs with upcoming deadlines.



Contact ORDA Early When Planning a Proposal Submission

An early meeting with a pre-award specialist will help make sure you are meeting all of the sponsor requirements AND that you are on schedule to submit materials to ORDA in a timely fashion.  Our procedures can be found here on ORDA’s website (  An important point to note is that your proposal and related materials must get to ORDA at least 10 business days before the sponsor deadline.

Other than the inability to meet in-person, business continues as usual for us.  Please find the following contact information for the ORDA staff.  We are reachable by telephone during business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact us through email or schedule a time to meet using teleconferencing or video call.


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