Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Research Partnership Program seeks applicants for three funding opportunities

Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Research Partnership Program, which includes three different funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students.

The application deadline for the Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Rackham Centennial Fellowships and the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program is Feb. 14.

The Spring/Summer Research Grants Program will award up to 50 grants to faculty members who plan to work with doctoral students on scholarly projects during the Spring/Summer term. These grants will support a doctoral student with a 0.50 graduate student research assistant position.

The grants support faculty scholarship while also financially supporting professional and intellectual development for participating students. Preference is given to faculty members who include a thoughtful plan for student mentoring in their applications.

Faculty members who received a Spring/Summer Research Grant must allow three years to pass from the last award before submitting a new proposal. View application materials and additional information.

The Rackham Centennial 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 term. Proposed research, scholarly, or creative activity should directly relate to and help achieve progress toward their degree.

Up to 100 Rackham Centennial Fellowship recipients will receive a $6,000 fellowship for living expenses during the Spring/Summer term. Applications are to be submitted online. Complete information about the application procedure, selection criteria, and review process also can be found online.

The Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program will provide a maximum of five awards to groups of faculty, students or graduate programs proposing innovative seminars and colloquia to foster collaboration and stimulate new research.

Additional information, including application forms
, can be found online.