2013 Research Partnership Program

The following Faculty/Student funding opportunities were recently promoted by Stephen R. Forrest, Vice President for Research, and Janet A. Weiss, Dean and Vice Provost for the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program
Deadline: February 16, 2013

Purpose: The grants support faculty scholarship while also providing financial support opportunities for professional and intellectual development for participating students.

Number of Awards available: 50

Award: These grants will support a doctoral student with a 0.50 GSRA position.

Eligibility: Preference is given to faculty members who include a thoughtful plan for student mentoring in their applications. Tenure track and emeritus faculty, research track faculty, clinical track faculty, and librarians are eligible to submit applications if they are affiliated with a department, interdisciplinary program or school which has a Rackham doctoral program. Lecturers, visiting and adjunct professors are not eligible. A faculty member may submit only one application for each round of funding. Faculty members who received a Spring/Summer Research Grant must allow three years to pass from the last award before submitting a new proposal. Employment through this program is limited to students enrolled in Rackham doctoral programs. Students who have received a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship or a 2013 Rackham Centennial Award are not eligible for support.

Application: www.rackham.umich.edu/rhd.php?id=39.

The Rackham Centennial Fellowships
Deadline: February 14, 2013

Purpose: The fellowships are designed to enable graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program to work on their own research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with faculty members during the Spring/Summer 2013 term.  The student’s proposed research, scholarly, or creative activity should directly relate to and help achieve progress toward their degree.

Number of Awards available: 100

Award: Award recipients will receive a $6,000 fellowship for living expenses during the Spring/Summer 2013 term.

Eligibility: Graduate students enrolled in a Rackham program (with additional requirements listed at http://www.rackham.umich.edu/funding/from_rackham/student_application/rackham_centennial_fellowship/)

Application:  https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Fellowships/apps/index.php?entry=27.

The Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program
Deadline: February 14, 2013

Purpose: The program awards groups of faculty, students or graduate programs who propose innovative seminars and colloquia to foster collaboration and stimulate new research.

Number of Awards available: 5

Award: Ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 and may be used to complement funds from department, college or external sponsors.

Eligibility: Any member of the tenure track faculty and/or research scientist community may serve as the principal contact in making a proposal.

Application: http://orsp.umich.edu/funding/um_sources/RPP_Seminars_Guide.html

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