Deng research project earns funding from U-M-Fudan University collaboration

Deng research project earns funding from U-M-Fudan University collaboration

Associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Lan Deng, is part of “Examining the Local Management Practices of the Housing Provident Fund Program in Three Selected Chinese Cities”, one of four funded research projects to Fudan University in Shanghai.

The research grants provide up to two years of support for social science research projects joining U-M and Fudan faculty and researchers. The travel grants allow U-M faculty and researchers to go to Fudan to meet possible collaborators and conduct exploratory discussions on joint research topics in the social sciences. The partnership between Fudan and U of M stretch back as far as 2005, when the U-M-Fudan Joint Institute for Gender Studies offered relevant training programs in the humanities.

Other research projects being funded are “Exploring Design of Mail Surveys in China”, “Hobbyist and Professional Maker Cultures in Urban China: Impact on sustainable living, learning & community building”, and “Socioeconomic Status and Health in China”, along with exploratory travel grants awarded to Weiyun Chen (School of Kinesiology) and Gregory Laurence (UM-Dearborn School of Management). Tenured and tenure-track faculty and researchers on Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses are encouraged to apply for these grants. More information can be found here:

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