The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development is pleased to announce a call for research project proposals for the 2012-2013 academic year. The projects are designed to enable faculty and students to apply their knowledge and expertise while addressing needs of the community and organizations. Proposals will be accepted from NMU faculty or a student(s) under the supervision of an NMU faculty member. The Center will award the two NMU research projects up to $3000 in financial support for their research.
The Center for Rural Community and Economic Development at Northern Michigan University combines research, public service, education and training to enhance economic development and improve the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula and its surrounding region.
To apply, applicants must submit a proposal (not to exceed 4 pages, double-spaced, with 12 point font) that: outlines the study's purpose, contains a literature review and a statement that summarizes the research and how it advances the mission of the Center. The proposal should also include acknowledgement of participation from the faculty member's department head. The proposal along with a copy of the applicant's CV should be submitted to the Director of the Center no later than Sept 21,
2012 for consideration. All proposals will be evaluated by the Center's advisory board. Selection is expected to be completed by October 5th.
Funding will be used to cover costs associated with travel, consumables and student wages only. No faculty stipends or salaries are allowed from this funding.