Welcome to the Office of the Associate Dean for Research

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) provides support for the College of Engineering’s research enterprise, seeking to enhance the strength and vitality of engineering research. This is accomplished by identifying new research opportunities, encouraging research collaborations, and facilitating partnerships among faculty both within and outside of U-M as well as non-University individuals and organizations.

Meet the Associate Dean

Portrait of Associate Dean for Research Eric Michielssen

Eric Michielssen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research

Eric Michielssen is the Louise Ganiard Johnson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science – Electrical and Computer Engineering Division.

Meet the Executive Director

Michael Drake

Executive Director of Research

Interim Executive Director of Advancement

Reach out to us

Colleen Root

Administrative Assistant to Eric Michielssen Associate Dean for Research

Phone: 734-647-7030

Notable Opportunities

External Funding

American-Made Solar Prize due October 6

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) – Applications due October 10

DOE Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization – Concept Papers Due October 12

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program – Applications due depending on area between October 17-21

DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program Centers of Excellence – Applications Due October 19

NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering & Science) – Full Proposals due October 25

DOE Geothermal Energy from Oil and Gas Demonstrated Engineering (GEODE) – Full applications due October 28

USDA Rural Utilities Service – The Rural eConnectivity Program – Applications due November 2

DOE Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability Demonstration – Applications Due November 11

NSF Computational and Data-Enabled Science & Engineering – Applications due November 15

NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Grants – Applications due November 15

DOE ARPA-E Exploratory Topics – Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions – Applications Due November 15

Department of Commerce – Climate Program Office – NOAA-OAR-CPO 2023 – Applications due November 21

DOE Research, Development, & Demonstration (Cybersecurity/Energy Delivery) – Applications due December 5

NSF Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems – Preproposals due December 16

NSF ​Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs – Applications due December 22

DOE Workforce Development for Teachers & Scientists – various programs for individuals and due dates vary

NSF Synthesis Center for Molecular & Cellular Sciences – Preliminary Proposal due January 13

NSF Science & Technology Studies – Applications due February 2, 2023

DARPA Defense Sciences Office Office-Wide BAA – rolling application submission through June 14, 2023 – see full announcement

NASA Technology Development for Support of Wildfire Science, Management, and Disaster Mitigation – rolling application submission through March 29