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The University of Michigan is one of the largest public research institutions in the United States. Here are places news sources you can stay informed about research at U-M.


We would love for you to signup and receive The RAP newsletter and RAPid alerts. Remember too: if you are getting content that you is not pertinent to you, you can always modify your subscription by using the link at the footer of the email you received.

You can submit article ideas for  The Research Administration Post (RAP) as often as you have them. Each will be reviewed. Don't worry if the submission deadline is too far out for your message. If your update is urgent or time-sensitive, we can explore sending it in a RAPid alert. Thank you!

If you would like to revisit articles in a previous issues, or if you missed an issue, you can visit the RAP and RAPid Newsletter archives. Thank you!

The U-M Office of Research maintains a list of publications and news sources. All U-M faculty and staff receive Michigan Research. If you know of other newsletters that we should list, please contact

Yes! We publish a newsletter on RAP Funding Opportunities on a monthly basis, and it reaches a number of our faculty and research administrators from various units around campus who have opted-in to receive our communications as it impacts their work.  Because our readers want to know about events, funding opportunities, and news that impact or support sponsored research, we can sometimes consider requests to include or promote content. Here are some parameters to follow when asking us to consider your content for inclusion,

If you would like to submit a short article for RAP Funding Opportunities (sent every month) please provide the following to within 5 days of the end of the month:
•    A logo or image (or department logo)
•    About 300-500 characters of copy or bullets that clearly address:

  • -Research areas
  • -Amount offered (or opportunity offered)
  • -Who is eligible
  • -Deadlines
  • -A URL to link to so readers can get more details. (So you need to host a landing page if you are not already, to provide more detail as we cannot include attachments).

References and Resources

Other U-M Research-Related Newsletters

  • U-M Health System Media Info News releases and health tips from the U-M Health System
  • U-M Medical School Research News Online monthly publication of the Office of Research, U-M Medical School. It contains information important to the biomedical research community, including award and grant opportunities.
  • M-Research The M-Research newsletter raises awareness of the excitement, value,  and impact of key University of Michigan research news and trends from across campus for a broad range of audiences.

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


For questions regarding The RAP or related research communications, please contact Constance Colthorp ( or 734-647-4587) with any questions.