The College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is seeking proposals for a competitive research grant for the Betty F. Elliott Initiative for Academic Excellence. The theme for 2012-2013 is "Doing Business in Detroit", and proposals are sought related to urban entrepreneurship.
In support of the research component of this initiative, we invite proposals that address urban entrepreneurship in urban economic development from a multi-dimensional perspective. Research topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:
The committee is interested in a broad range of ideas that relate to doing business in an urban environment. A research topic with cross-disciplinary appeal is especially encouraged. While the Elliott theme specifically addresses business in Detroit and the larger Southeast Michigan region, research proposals are not limited to Detroit and may address other urban contexts.
There will be one award of $15,000 covering the duration December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013. The grant money may be used for hiring student assistants, or other expenses in connection with work on the research grant. It may not be used to pay faculty salaries. This grant is open to faculty and doctoral students at fully accredited universities.
The following deliverables are expected from the grant awardees:
All publications stemming of the grant must acknowledge support from the University of Michigan – Dearborn College of Business Betty F. Elliott Initiative on Urban Entrepreneurship.
A complete application will include the following:
Please include a two page abbreviated CV of the project investigators.
Proposals should not be more than five pages single-spaced, including references, figures and tables (12-point Times New Roman font and 1" margins). Acceptable file formats are MSword or pdf. Author CVs are not included in the page limit.
Proposal should be submitted electronically by the submission deadline of November 15, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals will be evaluated by the Elliott steering committee. Evaluation criteria will be based on originality of ideas, intellectual merit, sound research design, and theoretical and/or practical contributions of the proposed work.