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

Early Career Opportunities and Events


NSF TIPS Directorate Update Webinar May 31

NSF Virtual Grants Conference June 5-8

Be Prepared! Writing a Data Management or Data Sharing Plan Series June 14

Michigan I-Corps Sessions start July 21

NSF-funded Michigan I-Corps is a free professional development and entrepreneurship workshop that can help you explore the commercial viability of your idea or innovation. Expand your network outside of academia and learn the steps to convert your research into impact.

External Funding

NSF CiviL Infrastructure research for climate change Mitigation and Adaptation (CLIMA) – Proposals due May 31

DOE VTO EERE Program Wide Funding Opportunity – Clean & Equitable Energy – Concept Papers Due June 26 and Full Proposal Due August 11

NASA Early Stage Innovations – Proposals Due July 6

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

NSF Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) – Full Application due September 7

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) for the Air Force, Army, and Navy – Full proposals due September 8

DOE FY 2023 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Open Call – Rolling deadline through September 30

Sloan Matter of Life Letters of Intent for multiple programs – Rolling deadlines