2022 RFA for Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI) Now Available!
MSU recently released the 2022 RFA for Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI). DFI is funded by the Michigan State University Foundation and provides bridge funding for tenure stream faculty. The funds can be used for additional studies needed for resubmission of an unsuccessful, but nearly fundable, grant application to the same program within a funding agency. The maximum award from the Office for Research and Innovation (OR&I) will be $25K and will require a 100% (up to $25K) match from units or colleges. Funds will be available for 18 months.
If you plan to apply, please complete your Proposal Processing Form (PPF) and a DER Research Administrator will be assigned to help you with developing your proposal. Faculty will also submit their proposal packages via the (DFI) grant proposal system. As part of the proposal submission package, applicants will be expected to provide copies of previous external reviews and describe the work that will be completed to address review comments.
For more information regarding DFI, please click here. If you have additional questions regarding internal MSU grants and funding opportunities, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Three faculty members in the Michigan State University College of
Engineering will be awarded 2022 Withrow Distinguished Scholar honors
for excellence in research scholarship during the 32nd Annual
Engineering Awards. The recognitions are considered among the college’s
most prestigious distinctions and will be presented on Monday, March
21, at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club.
Receiving the 2022 Withrow Distinguished Scholar Awards are: •Senior Scholar: Kalyanmoy Deb, The Dr. Herman E. and
Ruth J. Koenig Chair in Communications Systems, University Distinguished
Professor, electrical and computer engineering, • Junior Scholar: Kristen Cetin, assistant professor, civil and environmental engineering, and • Junior Scholar: Alexandra Zevalkink, assistant professor, chemical engineering and materials science.
The awards are presented each spring in recognition of demonstrated
excellence in scholarship. They are part of the Withrow Endowed Awards
established through a gift from Jack Withrow (BS, MECH EGR, ’54; MBA
’71) and Dottie Withrow (BA, speech therapy and elementary education,
’55) to recognize members of the college who have demonstrated
excellence in instructional and scholarly activities and rendered
distinguished service to the university and the student body. ...
Description: The first seminar of 2022 will engage individuals from DER, OSP, and CGA to provide an overview of the lifecycle of an award - from proposal development to award close-out. Join us for a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities at each stage. You will be better prepared to submit fundable proposals and to effectively and efficiently manage subsequent awards from start to finish with the help of your MSU support system. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!