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About ORSP

Our Mission

We safeguard and advance U-M’s research enterprise by providing our partners with effective and efficient pre-award and non-financial post-award services for the compliant administration of externally sponsored grants, contracts, and ancillary agreements.

Our Vision

We aspire to be recognized within U-M and across the globe as the leading provider of authoritative, innovative, and high value guidance on the conduct of sponsored research and other funded activities.

Our Core Values


Our Motivation

We are motivated by the transformative research outcomes we enable, the positive role we play in sustaining U-M’s reputation for excellence, and the knowledge that our efforts are helping to create a better world and a more promising future.

Our Guiding Principles

1. We serve three customers with every transaction. Our success lies in how well we: (a) advocate for our research community in its pursuit of scholarly excellence, (b) protect our university from financial and reputational harm, and (c) help our sponsors achieve their scientific and programmatic goals.

2. We act ethically and with integrity at all times. Upholding this principle is the right thing to do. It promotes the public’s trust in the wisdom of funding research, enables us to responsibly reduce administrative burden and manage risk, and encourages effective research administration throughout U-M.

3. We treat others with kindness, dignity, and respect, and we have a right to expect the same in return. We demonstrate this principle most clearly by how we interact with our colleagues and customers, and how we promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within ORSP and across the U-M research ecosystem.

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 Office of the Vice President for Research.


ORSP Organization Chart

The ORSP Team

  • Assistant Vice President for Research-Sponsored Projects: TBD
  • Acting Director, Andrea Anderson (

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 OVPR-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.

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