The College of Engineering spends over $250 million on research annually. Faculty are encouraged to identify funding sources for their research, with support available from the College of Engineering Office of Research Relations and the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research. The U-M Office of Research and Sponsored Projects website offers information about a variety of internal and external resources for finding funding.
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 Research Relations focuses on expanding and developing research opportunities for faculty and staff with state and federal agencies, corporations, international partners, foundations and other promising sponsors. In addition, the office promotes the College's research enterprise through interactions with key agency and legislative personnel.
University of Michigan Resources
The U-M Office of Research (UMOR, formerly OVPR) and the 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.