Faculty are encouraged to identify funding sources for their research. The College of Engineering Office of Research and the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research offer support to faculty seeking funding for research.
College of Engineering Resources
The Michigan Engineering Office of the Associate Dean for Research (ADR) provides resources to assist faculty with the research proposal development process. Faculty may find additional assistance from external experts listed on the ADR website.
The Michigan Engineering Office of Government and Foundation Relations focuses on expanding and developing research opportunities for faculty and staff with state and federal agencies, foundations and other promising sponsors. The office provides information on select upcoming research opportunities and helps educate faculty and staff on the needs and requirements of these programs. In addition, it promotes the College's research agenda through interactions with key agency and legislative personnel and assists in the coordination and review of large-scale proposals. New in FY2014 is the addition of international relations to forge new research partnerships with foreign corporations.
The Michigan Engineering Office of Corporate Relations seeks to build collaborative partnerships between faculty and industry. This office works with faculty to enhance research programs through industry participation; identifying, facilitating, and negotiating industry-funded research collaborations; and insuring that the legal and financial terms of industry funded research contracts are fair and conform to the principles and mission of U-M.
University of Michigan Resources
The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of Research and Sponsored Projects support U-M's vast research enterprise. Their websites contain information about an exhaustive list of important topics, ranging from research policies to processing proposals to funding announcements. They offer information about MCommunity email alert groups and about email alerts from external entities so you can stay abreast of upcoming funding opportunities.
As an alternative to the traditional year-long government grant review process, MCubed intends to minimize the time between idea conception and successful research results by providing immediate startup funds for interdisciplinary research.