Research and Creative Activity Awards are offered in the Fall and Winter semesters of each academic year. The Office of Research calls for proposals for internal funding to support faculty research and creative activities. Requests for funding are reviewed by the Research and Creative Activity Committee (RCAC). The Office of Research staff oversees the distribution and management of these awards. While pedagogical efforts are recognized as an important part of a university’s function, it is not the purpose of the Office of Research to fund this activity. Other units at the University of Michigan-Flint provide support for pedagogical projects.
Research and Creative Activity Fund
Dr. Ben F. Bryer Foundation Medical Research Fund
The Office of Institutional Advancement and Office of Research also manage the Dr. Ben F. Bryer Foundation Medical Research Fund. The Fund was established by the family of Ben F. Bryer to encourage and support the medical research endeavors of University of Michigan-Flint faculty. This research fund honors the accomplishments of Ben Bryer, surgeon, scientist, educator, author, and humanist, in his pursuit of medical knowledge. Funding is available, on an application basis, to full-time faculty of the University of Michigan-Flint to provide support for medical and biomedical research, with a priority given to research related to cancer.
Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) offers support for research, scholarship, and creative activities in all fields. Instructional Faculty, Research Faculty, Research Scientists, Librarians, Curators, and Archivists are eligible.