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Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

October 14, 2019


Internal Deadlines

Summer Research/Creative Activity Award

The Summer Research/Creative Activity Award (SRA) is intended to encourage and support the research, creative, artistic, and scholarly endeavors of full-time tenured or tenure-track EMU faculty during the summer months (May-August) by providing stipends of $12,000 for outstanding proposals in lieu of summer teaching assignments. 

Next Deadline: October 31, 2019



Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, In Our Neighborhood Grant Program

There are countless groups and connections between individuals that together make up our community in Washtenaw County. These “neighborhoods” that we live in are both literal (defined by geography) and figurative – some of us might be members of “neighborhoods” that are based on our vocation or social identity. “Arts and Culture” form the connective tissue that makes these neighborhoods thrive, allowing us to access our individual creative spirit, meaningfully connect with others, support economic activity, and give voice to our many and diverse experiences. The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, in partnership with CultureSourceinvites proposals from interested individuals and nonprofits for ideas and projects that support arts and culture projects in your “Neighborhood” and have a positive impact on the local economy. AAACF is particularly interested in “Neighborhoods” that exist outside of the dominant narrative of Arts and Culture in Washtenaw County.

Next Deadline: November 12, 2019


Brady Education Foundation, Program Evaluation

The Brady Education Foundation seeks to close the opportunity gaps between children living in underresourced and/or underrepresented communities and other children. To advance this mission, the foundation invites proposals focused on the evaluation of programs with the potential to help close opportunity and resulting achievement gaps between children living in underresourced communities and/or from underrepresented populations and other children. The primary aim of the proposal must be related to evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children (birth through 18 years of age) from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities (such as minority ethnic groups or low-income families). Secondary aims may focus on one or more of the following: variations in program effects; mechanisms through which such effects occur; and/or comparisons of the total costs of the program (start-up and ongoing operational costs) with its estimated monetary benefits to determine net cost or benefit.

Next Deadline: Concept papers due December 1, 2019


National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Research

The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities for scholars and general audiences. The program allows projects that propose research in a single field of study, as well as interdisciplinary work. Projects that include partnerships with researchers from the natural and social sciences are encouraged, but they must remain firmly rooted in the humanities and must employ humanistic methods. Partnerships among different types of institutions are welcome. For example, research universities might partner with teaching colleges, libraries, museums, or independent research institutions. Proposed projects must lead to tangible and sustainable outcomes such as co-authored or multi-authored books; born-digital publications; themed issues of peer-reviewed journals; a series of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals or articles in general audience publications or both; and open-access digital resources. All project outcomes must be based on and must convey interpretive humanities research.

Next Deadline: December 4, 2019


National Endowment for the Humanities, Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations

The Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations program makes awards to organizations to support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or translations. Textual editing and translation are vital endeavors for the humanities, providing the very foundations for research and teaching. Typically, the texts and documents are significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types of work, such as musical notation, may also be the subject of an edition.Projects must be undertaken by at least two scholars working collaboratively. These grants support sustained full-time or part-time activities during the periods of performance of one to three years.

Next Deadline: December 4, 2019


National Science Foundation, National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes

This program, a joint effort of the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), seeks to enable such research through AI Research Institutes. This program solicitation describes two tracks: Planning and Institute tracks. Submissions to the Planning track are encouraged in any areas of foundational and use-inspired research appropriate to NSF and its partner organizations. Proposals for the Institute track must have a principal focus in one or more of the following themes, detailed in the Program Description under "Institute Track":

  • Trustworthy AI;
  • Foundations of Machine Learning;
  • AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System;
  • AI-Augmented Learning;
  • AI for Accelerating Molecular Synthesis and Manufacturing; and
  • AI for Discovery in Physics.

Next Deadline: January 28, 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.

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