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Research Funding

There are resources available in the Dean's office that will increase an applicant's chances for funding. Whether applicants (SEHS faculty, staff or students) are hoping to obtain government (federal, state or local) funding or private funding from a corporation, foundation or individual, it is very important that the applicant meet with the appropriate people in the School.

The SEHS Development Office can help you:
  • identify potential funders
  • provide examples and templates to use when writing proposals
  • assist in gathering university documents, such as the tax id letter, financial records, and letters of support
  • edit proposals from the grantmaker's point of view to ensure your proposal is well written and concise
Communication with the Dean's office after the applicant has talked to his/her department chair or supervisor is intended to be helpful to the applicant by providing feedback that will assist in writing successful proposals.

A quick outline of the process is provided below. Further details and resources related to private funding can be asked of the SEHS Dean's office at sehs@oakland.eduIf you are not sure if the funding organization is private or public, or if you have questions about the grant process, contact the SEHS Development Project Manager Avni Thomas at x4247. 
  • Applicant has an idea, project and/or program for which the applicant is requesting funding
  • Applicant sets up a meeting with the SEHS Development Project Manager to discuss the following:
    • Private funding sources - foundations and corporations
    • Proposal writing process at OU and in the School of Education and Human Services
    • General timeline, including when the applicant hopes to begin work and time to get signatures and approvals
    • Estimated dollar amount needed (a range is okay)
The Office of Research Administration manages funding requests from government sources, including local, state and federal levels. 

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The Research Support Committee is made up of representatives from each academic department within the School of Education and Human Services. 

SEHS Faculty Travel Grant
Up to $1,250 award per individual
Deadline: January 8, 2014 by 5 pm

SEHS Faculty Research Grant
Up to $3,000 award per proposal
Deadline: January 8, 2014 by 5 pm

Jacqueline I. Lougheed Research Award
Awards range from $500 to $2,000 per proposal
Deadline: January 8, 2014 by 5 pm

SEHS Research Support Committee Members

If you have questions or comments about the RSC, or its programs, please contact the representative from your department.

Department Term
Erin Binkley CNS 2013-2015
Emery Petchauer TDES 2012-2014
Sue Sharma,Chair RLA 2012-2014
V. Thandi Sule HRD / EL 2013-2015
Tierra Tivis HDCS 2012-2014

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Funding Opportunities

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Deadline: May 2, 2014
Grant range: up to $3,000

Entertainment Software Association
Utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate America's youth and young adults. 
Project must be implemented in at least two states.
Deadline: May 28, 2014
Grant range: up to $50,000

US - Japan Foundation
Pre-college teachers in mutual study and learning on US-Japan relationship, culture and language
Deadline: July 15, 2014 for Letters of Intent
Grant range: $5,000 - $120,000

Build A Bear Workshop Foundation
For children's literacy and education, health and wellness, animals and the environment.
Deadline: October 31
Award: $1,500

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Support innovate professional development programs that strengthen teachers in grades 9-12
Deadline: ongoing
Grant range: $100,000 - $200,000

Grant Writing Resources Visit Grant Space for more templates.

Oakland University Internal Awards

Oakland University Office of Research Administration offers awards for professors and students.
Visit oakland.edu/research and click on Faculty Funding Opportunities --> Internal Awards for more information. 

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