Spring/Summer Research Grants Program
The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program is sponsored jointly by the Dean of Rackham Graduate School and the Vice President for Research.
The program was created to enable faculty members to collaborate with doctoral students on research and scholarly projects during the Spring/Summer term. In addition, this program provides financial support and tasks of intellectual and professional benefit to participating doctoral students.
For a list of Rackham doctoral programs please see our Programs of Study section.
Number of Awards
Approximately 50 awards will be made.
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.
Terms of Awards
Award recipients will receive a grant equivalent to the cost of a .50 GSRA with the expectation that they will appoint a student, admitted to or currently enrolled at the University of Michigan, who will commit to work the combined Spring/Summer terms of the project. The grant does not include tuition for this period; any tuition obligation is the responsibility of the faculty member. Graduate students will be required to fulfill their responsibilities to the satisfaction of their faculty mentor. Faculty members will be asked to provide specific objectives and duties prior to the period of Spring/Summer employment and a plan for mentoring the student during the period of appointment.
Students may seek supplemental employment as their duties permit. However, this award may not be combined with another GSRA or GSI appointment.
The review process will be conducted by an interdisciplinary faculty panel.
Applicants will be judged on the basis of:
- The quality and significance of the research, scholarship, or creative work proposed
- The achievement and potential of the faculty applicant
- The role of the student in the endeavor, including the intellectual quality of the experience
- The commitment of the faculty member to provide significant mentoring to the student
- Whether the faculty member has other funding to support the student
February 14, 2013
Faculty must apply using the online application.
The proposal and CV must be submitted in PDF format. Please limit the proposal to a maximum of two pages.
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