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Following are funding resources managed by UMOR. For a comprehensive, university-wide listing of funding opportunities, visit the U-M Find Funding Portal, hosted and maintained by the U-M Library with content from all units, schools, and colleges. 

This page provides information on internal U-M Office of Research (UMOR) resources for finding funding. The process of finding funding is incumbent upon the research project team. There are resources to help you. 

  • For a more comprehensive, one-stop shop for funding opportunities (internal and external) please visit

Business Engagement (Industry) and Foundation Relations (Non-profit)

International Partnerships

UMOR-Managed Faculty Grants & Awards

  • UMOR offers various UMOR-managed Faculty Grants & Awards to support research, scholarship, and creative activities. Areas for support include: Artistic Productions and Performances, Bridging Support, Equipment for Core Facilities, Publication Subvention, Research Maintenance, Small Grants for Major Conferences, and Small Scale and Preliminary Projects.

UMOR-Managed Research Blueprint and Research Commons

UMOR collects internal and external funding opportunities and announces them through monthly issues of the Research Blueprint. Additionally, see Research Commons, a website that promotes internal funding opportunities.

UMOR-Managed Limited Submissions

Limited Submission CompetitionAt University of Michigan (U-M) we typically send out a Call for Intent to Submit communication to ensure there is interest before scheduling and announcing a Limited Submission competition. UMOR staff ( mine opportunities and promote them in this communication and ask interested parties to reply if there is interest. 



No. Tuition refunds are no longer covered by UMOR or ORSP. Tuition refunds for sponsored projects are the responsibility of the employee's unit. 

References and Resources

The Research Administration Post (The RAP) and RAPid (immediate dispatch) Newsletters

  • Signup or Modify Subscription for The RAP, RAPid, and Weekly Call for Interest email newsletters The RAP, RAPid, and its related Call for Interest and Funding Opportunity newsletters are a great way to learn about the latest developments. The RAP is primarily about research administration, business, and policy updates. The RAPid and the Call for Interest communications are more frequent and help promote internal and external funding opportunities. Sign up now or modify your subscription.