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.

Strategic Funding Opportunities

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.

Reach out to us

Colleen Root

Administrative Assistant to Eric Michielssen Associate Dean for Research

Phone: 734-647-7030

Notable Opportunities

Early Career Opportunities and Events

NASA Planetary Science Early Career Award – Proposals due December 7. Contact Elaine Meinzer at emeinzer@umich.edu for assistance.

NIH Research Training and Career Development – standard due dates

NIH Next Generation Researchers Initiative – standard due dates


The Associate Dean for Research: Research Development Office is hosting an NSF Engineering Research Centers Program information session with former NSF Program Director Nakhiah Goulbourne. The new solicitation is expected to be released soon. 

December 8, 9 to 10:30am in the Johnson Rooms in Lurie Engineering Center.

Hanover presents: Incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA) into Your Grant Proposal. November 30

External Funding

Community Energy Innovation Prize: Clean Energy Ecosystem and Manufacturing Ecosystem Track applications are due on February 2.

The Water Research Foundation: Check out the site for many open RFPs due November and December. The Tailored Collaboration Program call for pre-proposals will open in early 2024. The next Unsolicited Research Program call for pre-proposals will open in early 2024.

Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science: Interested in proposing to the January or October deadlines? Contact Elaine Meinzer emeinzer@umich.edu. Proposals due January 29 and October 4