School of Education and Human Services

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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248 370 3050

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Research Support Committee

The SEHS Research Support Committee (RSC) identifies and allocates resources and manages activities to promote SEHS faculty research and grant writing efforts. The RSC currently manages the application and awards of three SEHS grants: the Travel Support Award, Research Support Award and the Grant-writing Award.

For additional information, please contact your department’s representative:

Todd LeibertCounseling
Tomoko WakabayashiHuman Development and Child Studies
Eileen JohnsonOrganizational Leadership
S. Rebecca LeighReading and Language Arts
Paul WeinbergTeacher Development and Educational Studies
Applying for funding

Please see below for available funding opportunities. 

SEHS Research Travel Support Award
Up to $1,250 award per individual
Deadline: Friday, January 20, 2022 by 5 p.m.
Apply for the Research Travel Support Award

SEHS Research Support Award
Up to $3,000 award per proposal
Deadline:  Friday, January 20 , 2022  by 5 p.m.
Research Support Award Request for Proposals
Application: email to Tomoko Wakabayashi at 

SEHS Grant Writing Award
Up to $2,500 award per proposal
Deadline:  Friday, January 20 , 2022 by 5 p.m.
Grant Writing Award Request for Proposals
Application: email to Tomoko Wakabayashi at

Additional faculty funding opportunities and resources can be found at Additional information on the OU PI Academy is also available. .


Please use the below links to report your award activities within one year from receiving the award

1. SEHS Research Travel Support Award Report
2. SEHS Research Support Award Report
3a. SEHS Grant Writing Award Mid-progress Report
3b. SEHS Grant Writing Award Final Report

Research Statement

School of Education and Human Services Research Statement
Research and scholarship are vital parts of the mission of the School of Education and Human Services. Our research and scholarship advances knowledge and addresses critical issues in education, counseling and human services. We believe that research and scholarship are essential components of providing first-class undergraduate and graduate education and integral to our collaborative work with practitioners in local school and professional communities. Research and scholarship not only inform our program offerings but also the pedagogical approaches of our highly regarded faculty.

Research Support Committee
Our faculty-led Research Support Committee (RSC) reflects our school’s commitment to supporting faculty research through monetary awards for travel, research and grant-writing. We are also here to review and provide feedback on external grant proposals, host brown-bag sessions on faculty topics of interest (e.g. pivot training, OakShare, the grant submission process) and connect SEHS faculty to other research support activities occurring on campus.

Grant Writing Resources
Support Services

The SEHS RSC is available to conduct mock reviews of SEHS faculty grant proposals by request. Also, SEHS RSC is available to research mentoring for faculty. Please contact your SEHS RSC representative for more information or to express interest in these services.