Office for Metropolitan Impact
**The OMIís interactive website is currently in development**
The goal of the Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) is to further develop the volume, value and impact of mutually beneficial community partnerships for research, teaching, learning, and service and to enhance the metropolitan vision as a defining dimension of UM-Dearborn.
The Office of Metropolitan Impact seeks to support and deepen the quality of teaching and learning on our campus, to inspire innovative pedagogy and research, enrich professional preparation and catalyze our metropolitan mission. At the same time, the organizations and businesses that are transforming the region will have opportunities to leverage the intellectual resources of the faculty, work with our capable students, and employ our knowledgeable, creative graduates.
Seed grant funding supports academic service learning, innovative teaching practices and community-based research. These seed grants represent an important step toward eliminating barriers that have thwarted UM-Dearborn faculty from doing this kind of work in the past. Submitted proposals will be vetted by a faculty review committee and the resources, provided by the Office of Academic Affairs, will be managed out of the OMI. Information pertaining to purpose, eligibility criteria, terms and criteria for the awards, due dates and application materials can be found on the Seed Grants and Awards page.