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Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors

The Faculty Research and Creative Endeavors program is administered by a faculty committee appointed by the Academic Senate, with oversight and grant management provided by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

To contact the FRCE Committee Liaison email FRCE@cmich.edu or call 989-774-6777.

FRCE application portal

Starting Fall 2022, all FRCE applications and completion reports will be submitted via the FRCE Application Portal.  It is important to have all materials prepared ahead of the submission as the FRCE application portal does not have the ability to save partially completed applications. 

Getting Started-FRCE Application Portal

Support provided

Premier Display Funds cover presentation (travel) expenses to meetings, conferences or exhibitions.

Publication and Exhibition Cost Funds cover the costs associated with the publication of a scholarly book or monograph, page charges, exhibition fees, shipping costs of artwork and other similar expenses. 

Research Grants support research, scholarship or creative endeavors. There are three types of awards (Type A, Type B and Type C) with maximum funding of $3,500 and $8,000. Type B and Type C Grants provide the option to request course release support (at the replacement rate in effect at the time of award). 

Completion Reports (Previously referred to as Termination Reports): FRCE Research Grant recipients are required to submit a Completion Report within 18 months of the conclusion of their funded project.

Deadlines and meeting dates


Premier Display, Publication and Exhibition Cost Fund Applications and Completion Report Submissions

All submissions must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. on the date listed below in order to be reviewed at the correlating committee meeting.

  • September 7, 2022 for review at the September 21, 2022 committee meeting
  • October 5, 2022 for review at the October 19, 2022 committee meeting
  • November 2, 2022 for review at the November 16, 2022 committee meeting
  • February 1, 2023 for review at the February 15, 2023 committee meeting
  • March 8, 2023 for review at the March 22, 2023 committee meeting
  • April 12, 2023 for review at the April 26, 2023 committee meeting

Research grant applications

Department Chair and College Dean's electronic approvals must be received no later than one day before the FRCE committee meeting in order for a Research Grant proposal to be considered for review. See Chairs and Deans Approvals on Research Grants document for more information. 

  • August 31, 2022 for review at the September 21, 2022 committee meeting - (Original Submissions only)
  • October 5, 2022 for review at the October 19, 2022 committee meeting - (Research Resubmissions only) 
  • January 25, 2023 for review at the February 15, 2023 committee meeting - (Original Submissions only)
  • March 8, 2023 for review at the March 22, 2023 committee meeting - (Research Resubmissions only)

The 2022-2023 FRCE faculty committee members are as follows:

  • Julien Rossignol, Chair, College of Medicine
  • Shay Dawson, Chair-Elect, College of Education & Human Services
  • Kevin Corbett, College of the Arts & Media
  • Keeley Stanley-Bohn, College of the Arts & Media
  • Matthew Wilson, College of Business Administration
  • Daniela Richter, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Tracy Brown, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • Debraj Chakrabarti, College of Science & Engineering
  • Jason Keeler, College of Science and Engineering
  • Jennifer Rundels, Library/Counseling
  • Ann Kucera, Library Services
  • Maria Chouza Calo, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • David Weindorf, ex officio, Vice President for Research & Innovation