Last month, Vice President for Research Stephen R. Forrest and Dean Janet A. Weiss announced the 2012 Research Partnership Program, which includes two funding opportunities available to faculty and graduate students.
The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program awards grants to faculty members who plan to work with doctoral students on scholarly projects during the spring and summer terms. The grants will provide funding for a doctoral student with a 0.50 GSRA appointment for the spring/summer full term or one of the half terms. The grants are intended to support faculty scholarship while also providing financial support opportunities for professional and intellectual development for participating students.
Application materials and additional information are available. Faculty members who have received a Spring/Summer Research Grant in the past two years will not be eligible in the current year.
The Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program provides a maximum of 5 awards to groups of faculty, students or graduate programs proposing innovative seminars and colloquia to foster collaboration and stimulate new research. Though members of the tenure track faculty and/or research scientist community must serve as the principal contact in making a proposal, faculty are encouraged to include other members of the scholarly community, particularly doctoral students, in developing their proposal. Application materials and additional information are available.
All instructional and research faculty and librarians affiliated with a Rackham doctoral program are eligible to apply. Please review the materials and websites carefully to note the different purposes of the two awards in order to apply for the most appropriate program for the planned activity. The application deadline for the two awards is Thursday, February 16, 2012.
About the Author
Erin Cain, Senior Fellowships Officer, Rackham Graduate School
Published in: Professional Development