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

Internal Funding

Check out Research Commons

OVPR Research Catalyst Program

Bold Challenges launches 2024 program. Boost applications open February 20. Accelerate applications are on a rolling deadline.

Early Career Opportunities and Events

NIH Research Training and Career Development – standard due dates

NIH Next Generation Researchers Initiative – standard due dates

Department of Energy Early Career Program – preproposals due January 30 and full proposals due April 25. Contact Beth Jakubowski, [email protected], for assistance.


External Funding

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.

Google Cybersecurity Clinic Fund: Proposals due March 1

Google PhD Fellowship Program: Limited Submission Internal Deadline March 4, Sponsor Deadline May 1

NSF Responsible Design, Development, and Deployment of Technologies (ReDDDoT): Phase 1 Planning Grants, Translational Research Coordination Networks, Workshops due April 8. Phase 2 Project proposals due April 22.