The University Record, January 28, 1998

Research Reporter

Rackham/OVPR Research Partnership Program

The Research Partnership Program consists of two programs. The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program will award grants to faculty to enable them to hire doctoral students to assist with their research and scholarly projects while providing both financial support and tasks of intellectual benefit to participating students. For additional information, contact Jill Perrigo at the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, 764-8221, or

Deadline for both programs: March 2. Information can be found on the Research Web page at l.

Lecturers' Professional Development Grant

Lecturers' Professional Development Grants, available from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, awards grants (up to $2,000) to provide support of professional development activities. Deadline: March 16. For additional information, contact George Williams, 647-4765, or

DAAD-NSF Collaborative Research Grants

This new program provides support for travel and living expenses for scholars and scientists at U.S. universities as well as research institutes who wish to carry out joint research projects in the natural, engineering and social sciences with colleagues at German universities and Fachhochschulen. The application should emphasize that this project will foster the advancement and specialization of young scientists within the framework of the proposed collaboration. The program will be administered jointly by the National Science Foundation and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Deadline: April 1. For further information, please contact Dr. Mark A. Suskin, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 306-1702. Fax: (703) 306-0476. E-mail:

CRLT Graduate Student Associates Program

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Graduate Student Associates collaborate with CRLT instructional consultants on activities designed to promote excellence in graduate student teaching across the University. CRLT Graduate Student Associates have an opportunity to use their knowledge and experience to help graduate student instructors (GSIs), as well as a chance to learn more about teaching and learning. All associates receive training in observing and videotaping classes, giving constructive feedback on teaching, and collecting student feedback about teaching. Other responsibilities are determined by the interests and experience of the participants and the needs of the GSIs on campus. CRLT will consider applicants who have at least four semesters of college or university teaching experience (U-M experience preferred; equivalent experiences accepted). Application deadline: April 3. For application material, contact Matt Kaplan, 764-0505, or Web site: http://www.umi

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces 1998 Programs

Challenge Grants: Draft of proposals for NEH comments, March 1; Seminars and Institutes: March 1; Schools for a New Millennium Planning Grants: April 1; Humanities Focus Grants: April 17; Challenge Grants: May 1; Fellowships: May 1 (contact Rackham Graduate School, 764-8119); Preservation and Access: July 1; Collaborative Research: Sept. 1; Summer Stipends: Oct. 1 (contact Rackham Graduate School, 936-1647); Education Development and Demonstration: Oct. 15. Contact Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354, for a copy of "Overview of Endowment Programs 1998" and proposal guidelines. Also check the NEH Web site:

Michigan Humanities Council

The Michigan Humanities Council supports activities that bring humanities scholars and the public together to examine culture. The deadlines for Collaborative Projects in Communities are April 15 and Sept. 1. The mini grant deadline is June 15. Media grants and exhibit grants may be submitted at any of the regular grant deadlines, but special guidelines for each category must be followed. The Council also sponsors two grant-writing workshops, Feb. 5 and June 5. Contact Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.