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Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

January 7, 2019


Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity Showcase

March 21, 2019

Graduate Studies and Research is hosting the second annual faculty research showcase and strolling reception in conjunction with the George Liepa Sigma Xi Lecture to celebrate faculty and their recently disseminated research, scholarly, and creative activity.  We invite all tenured and tenure-track faculty to display posters, journal articles, books, artwork, videos or compact discs (CD) of performing art, etc., that highlight scholarly/creative activities that were disseminated during the 2018 calendar year. If you would like to participate in this second annual event, please submit your information using this form by February 8, 2019. As space may be limited, places will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Partial Government Shutdown

As you are no doubt aware, a government shutdown began December 22, 2018.  Some government agencies were already fully funded for the federal fiscal year and should see minimal impact. The Department of Health and Human Services (which includes NIH) falls into this category. On the other hand, agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities are closed during the shutdown.

  • NSF is still accepting applications in accordance with published deadlines. If you are planning an NSF submission, continue to work to the published deadlines.
  • Researchers with active funded grants may continue work during a shutdown.
  • Other affected agencies may suspend the acceptance of new proposals.  Please check agency websites if you are planning a submission to a federal agency other than NIH or NSF.



Grant Writing from the Reviewers’ Perspectives

Friday, January 18 (11:00am-1pm)

McKenny Hall, Gallery 2

You don’t want to miss this fact-filled and down-to-earth presentation on how to write successful grants. Christine K Black, MLS, has been a research developer and administrator for over 30 years at the University of Michigan Division of Research Development and Administration, where she helped faculty across campus plan and write interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary grant proposals. For the past two decades her research development activities included training (in proposal writing, compliance, budgeting, administration, and finding funding opportunities), developing web-based resources for research development and implementation, editing, and providing mentoring. Most recently, she created a program for young medical school faculty called the Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp. Ms. Black is now retired and gives proposal-writing workshops at universities across the country.



Deadlines: Internal Funding Programs

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


Faculty Research Fellowship

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.

Next Deadline: January 31, 2019


Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program

The Undergraduate Research Stimulus Program (URSP) is intended to facilitate research partnerships between undergraduate students and Eastern Michigan University faculty. Successful student applicants will receive a $2,000 fellowship in support of their research efforts. The collaborating faculty member may receive $500, which can be used for lab/studio supplies or equipment, professional travel, or other professional expenses. Please note the updated evaluation rubric (available online).

Next Deadline: February 15, 2019 for Summer 2019 Awards



National Institutes of Health, Emotion Regulation, Aging and Mental Disorder (R01, R21)

Notice supporting mechanistic research applications on age-related changes in emotion regulation and how they may contribute to mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults. Funds support research that advances understanding of irregularities in the integrative neural-behavioral mechanisms of emotion regulation in adult mood and anxiety disorders, and that will examine whether the irregularities are associated with typical or atypical maturational trajectories of emotion processing. It is anticipated that such studies may identify novel targets for mental health interventions or prevention efforts, or provide clues as to which available intervention strategies might be optimally applied to normalize emotion dysregulation or to strengthen emotional resilience at particular stages of the adult life cycle.

Next Deadline: February 5, 2018


National Science Foundation, Mid-Scale Research Infrastructure

Mid-scale RI-1 "Implementation" projects may have a total project cost ranging from $6 million up to below $20 million. Projects must directly enable advances in fundamental science, engineering or science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education research in one or more of the research domains supported by NSF. Implementation projects may support new or upgraded research infrastructure. Only Mid-scale RI-1 "Design" projects may request less than $6 million, with a minimum request of $600,000 and a maximum request below $20 million as needed to prepare for a future mid-scale or larger infrastructure implementation project. (Successful award of a Mid-scale RI-1 design project does not imply NSF commitment to future implementation of that project.) Mid-scale RI-1 emphasizes strong scientific merit and response to an identified need of the research community. Demonstrated technical and managerial experience is required for both design and implementation projects, as are well-developed plans for student training and the involvement of a diverse workforce in all aspects of mid-scale activities.

Next Deadline: Required Preliminary Proposals, February 19, 2019


National Science Foundation, National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

The NRI-2.0 program builds upon the original National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program to support fundamental research in the United States that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots) that work beside or cooperatively with people. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life.

Next Deadline: February 19, 2019


National Institutes of Health, Academic Research Enhancement Award

The purpose of this Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions is to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for undergraduate students, and enhancing the research environment at these applicant institutions. Eligible institutions must award baccalaureate science degrees, and have received less than 6 million dollars per year of NIH support (total costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years. There are

Clinical Trials Required:

Clinical Trial Not Allowed:

Next Deadline: February 25, 2019


Statistical Consultation

ORDA welcomes back Dr. Grigoris Argeros (Sociology Anthropology Criminology) and Dr. Kathy Chu (Mathematics) as Faculty Associates for research statistics.  Consultation is available for faculty, as well as graduate students working with faculty on independent research projects and theses with the goal of publication of results.

Contact for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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