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EMU Research


Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

September 10, 2018


Internal Awards

Women in Philanthropy Grants

The Women in Philanthropy at EMU group supports projects that align with the mission and vision of Eastern Michigan University. All Eastern Michigan University employees, university-sponsored alumni and alumni groups, faculty-sponsored students, and university recognized student groups without regard to gender are eligible to apply for awards. We are committed to funding projects that demonstrate the following priorities:

  • Enhance learning opportunities for Eastern Michigan University faculty, staff, alumni and/or students;
  • Improve the Eastern Michigan University climate through support for diverse groups and collaborative efforts;
  • Foster creativity and innovation as it relates to Eastern Michigan University; and
  • Expand partnerships between Eastern Michigan University and the community.

Next Deadline: October 8, 2018


Culture of Research Excellence (CoRE) Faculty Fellowship

The Office of Research Development and Administration is soliciting applications for the 3rd cohort of the EMU Culture of Research Excellence (CoRE) Grant Writing Program, starting Winter 2019.  Support for this program is also provided by the College Deans and the University Librarian.


The CoRE program is for faculty who are ready to write a proposal and would like support during the process in order to produce a highly competitive application. To maximize the benefit of this program, eligible faculty participants should be ready to begin the development of a competitive proposal for federal funding.  Evidence of readiness may include one or more of the following:

  • Clear research idea with relevance for program within a specific directorate or institute
  • Prior submission of federal research funding
  • Prior non-federal funding
  • Preliminary data in hand
  • Relevant research publications
  • Effective collaboration established (if applicable)


The CoRE program will offer:

  • Winter 2019 grant writing bootcamp

o   Includes seminars by national experts

o   Peer support and review

o   Travel to Washington DC to meet with Program Officers

  • Release time during the Winter 2019 semester to attend the weekly grant writing bootcamp and work on your proposal
  • Summer writing group
  • Release time in Fall of 2019 to complete your proposal.


Applications due October 8, 2018

Selections will be announced October 19, 2018

Apply online:


James H. Brickley Award

The purpose of the James H. Brickley Award is to facilitate faculty professional development and innovation through a broad range of activities, including but not limited to, things such as: 

  • Reassigned time from teaching for scholarly, creative and innovative endeavor
  • Conference presentations
  • Travel  
  • Hiring of research assistants  
  • Purchase of special equipment or supplies for teaching, scholarly, research, creative, or innovative activities
  • Development of a grant proposal for external funding 
  • Similar or related academic activities

Special emphasis is given to innovation, such as the application of newer techniques and technologies for creating mental health programs for immigrants, providing special workshops for parents with autistic children, or working with students, parents, teachers, and community leaders in addressing drug addiction.

Next Deadline: October 2, 2018



National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Connections

Notice seeking applications to support efforts to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions through innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and in pre-service or professional programs (such as business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other technology-driven fields), in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students. Funds support both Planning and Implementation grants.

Next Deadline: October 17, 2018


National Science Foundation 2016 Idea Machine

If you've ever had an idea about how the National Science Foundation (NSF) could transform fundamental research, a huge window of opportunity is about to open. From Aug. 31, 2018 through Oct. 26, 2018 , the foundation will open the entry window for its first-ever NSF 2026 Idea Machine, a competition that gives entrants a chance to help inform the agenda for basic research, through the Nation's 250th anniversary in 2026 and beyond.

NSF is looking for fresh ideas -- large in scope and different from what the foundation already does. These ideas should address compelling challenges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). On Aug. 31, the NSF 2026 Idea Machine website will be updated with full rules and guidelines, and a portal for submitting entries. NSF 2026 is one of the agency's 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments.

How big can your proposed idea be? NSF wants ideas for broad areas of research that would require a long-term commitment -- 10 years or more -- and potentially transform a research area through new explorations and creative inquiry.

A submission to the Idea Machine should be ambitious. It should be an idea that contributes to NSF's mission to support basic research in a way that ultimately fuels the nation's economy, enhances its security and sustains U.S. global leadership in science and engineering. Progress toward addressing research in that area should have a significant impact on science and society.

Next Deadline: October 26, 2108


National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience

Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines. Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR), the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), and the State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII), both of Spain, support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Next Deadline: November 27, 2018



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