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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.

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.

The ORSP Organization Chart

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


ORSP Organization Chart

The ORSP Team

  • Assistant Vice President for Research-Sponsored Projects: Craig Reynolds

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 Finance.

Media may contact Rick Fitzgerald ( in U-M Public Affairs or David Lampe (, Executive Director for Strategic Communications.

Research and internship opportunities are available for enrolled students. You can find graduate program application materials on the Rackham website ( For undergraduate admissions go to

Check the U-M Library's for funding databases. There, you can arrange a consultation with a librarian who can help you with resources. If applying for funding, your next point-of-contact should be your department's research administrator. You can find that person here: Find a Research Administrator (Blue Pages)

Our international partnerships and UMOR-hosted internal funding opportunities reside on our Find Funding page. There you can also find a listing of our Faculty Grants and Awards with deadlines and contact information.  

Your first point of contact should be your department's research administrator. You can find that person here: Find a Research Administrator (Blue Pages) You can use our Project Representative lookup table here. 

We do not keep research publications for loan or purchase. If published, it may be available via the National Institutes of Health PubMed Central or our U-M library. For citations, please use standard citation methods.

Jobs and internships are arranged through the academic department or posted on

Your first point of contact should be your department's research administrator. You can find that person here: Find a Research Administrator (Blue Pages).

Unfortunately, we cannot accept résumés and applications for graduate programs or research opportunities. Find application materials on the Rackham graduate programs website or follow the employment application procedures on the University of Michigan careers/job postings site. Do check the eligibility requirements for any programs you see. Many summer research opportunities are only available to U.S. Citizens.

References and Resources


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