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About ORSP


The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects enables and safeguards the conduct of research and other sponsored activity for the University of Michigan. We apply specialized regulatory, statutory and organizational knowledge in a timely and professional manner in order to balance the university's mission, the sponsor's objectives, and the investigator's intellectual pursuits.


To deliver seamless support making ORSP and the University of Michigan the preferred partner for world-changing research.

Core Values

A mutually supportive and positive workplace that encourages fun, the respectful exchange of ideas, and personal and professional growth.

A broad-minded, creative approach to solving problems, improving processes and developing new skills

A fair-minded outlook to balance workloads, recognize achievement and create opportunities

A commitment to accomplish goals and objectives, and persevere through challenges.

A responsibility to provide the right information to the right people at the right time in an effective manner.

An ethical, open and honest approach in the conduct of all activities.

Customer Focus
A pledge to understand our customers' needs and to provide the best possible service.

Collaboration in a collegial environment to reach common goals.

How can I contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects?

3003 South State Street
First Floor, Wolverine Tower
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1274

Main Phone: (734) 764-5500 Answered 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Fax: (734) 763-4053, 764-8510

Campus Drop Boxes: For any deliveries to Wolverine Tower, you can use one of the Wolverine Tower Mail Expedited Service drop boxes placed at locations around campus. Locations include: NCRC, Fleming, North Quad, Business Administration, Shapiro Library, Social Work, School of Public Health, U-M Hospital, Medical Science, 
North Ingalls, Pierpont Commons, Space Research, North Campus Administrative, Arbor Lakes, Hospital—Purchasing Services, and the Dental Building.

The ORSP Organization Chart

ORSP is a unit of the U-M Office of Research.

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The ORSP Team

See full Staff Listing below or use our ORSP Project Representative Lookup Tool.

Alphabetical Listing




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The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) primarily handles pre-award activities and is part of the Office of Research

Sponsored Programs primarily handles financial post-award activities, and is part of the Office of Finance.

References and Resources


For questions about our staff, please call (734) 764-5500 between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.