An initial round of $1.5 million is available to faculty and researchers from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses to pursue research projects focused on accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality, with an emphasis on real-world impact. See the Request for Proposals for full details.
Faculty Research Grants of $60,000 - $300,000 over two years (March 2021 - February 2023) are available for:
- Innovative proof-of-concept projects and idea exploration
- Transformative projects that take existing research to the next level
- Projects that engage external partners to put ideas into practice
Projects may span the physical, natural, engineering and social sciences, as well as arts and humanities, and are open to a wide range of topics including, but not limited to: technology application and adoption, policy and politics, economics, finance, land use, behavior change, and social justice.
Although not required, preference will be given to interdisciplinary projects with investigators from multiple academic and/or research units. Projects led by faculty who are new to carbon neutrality research and projects that represent a new research direction for investigators are encouraged.
How to Apply
U-M faculty from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI). Submit materials through the online application system, and provide all elements described in the RFP. You can access your application in the online system via the unique URL sent in your LOI confirmation email. Note that only individuals who submitted an LOI by the deadline are eligible to submit a proposal.
- September 14, 2020 - Letter of intent deadline (required)
- November 2, 2020 - Proposal deadline
- February 2021 - Award announcement
- March 1, 2021 - Anticipated project start date
- Faculty Research Grant Request For Proposals (PDF)
- Budget Template (Excel)
- Timeline Template (Excel)
- Related Work Template (Excel)
- Proposal Approval Form (Word)
- Q&A Record (PDF) - Updated 8/21/2020
- 2020 RFP Webinar - View Recording (YouTube) and Slide Deck (PDF)
Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
Phone: Maggie Allan (734-763-0749)