Resources to help you navigate the research enterprise, including help getting started, getting funding and getting the word out.

U-M’s research expertise database

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Find Collaborators

Associate Dean for Research (ADR): Builds relationships with corporate, foundation and international research partners and has resources for hosting visiting scholars.



Michigan Experts

Altmetric Explorer – research mentions database


U-M Research Resources Portal – Find collaborators

Visiting Scholars – Michigan Engineering


Associate Dean for Research (ADR) – Find funding: Includes Limited Submissions, internal and external funding sources, newsletter signups and tips on setting up funding alerts.

Contact: Research development team

Research Administration: A division of RPM. Provides forms, policies and procedures, help with proposal preparation, and other resource documents.

Contact: Research administration director Rick Wintergerst, [email protected]

U-M Office of Research and Sponsored Projects: University office providing research support. A division of the U-M Office of Research.

Getting Started

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects: University-level office with guidance on steps, tools, policies and procedures for the entire project life cycle.

  • Find funding
  • Develop proposal
  • Route and submit proposal
  • Set up project
  • Manage project
  • Close out project

Contact: Office of Research

Research Resources

Engineering Research Administration: A division of RPM. Provides information, resources, and tools for proposal preparation and financial management of sponsored research.

Contact: Research administration director Rick Wintergerst, [email protected]

Michigan Research: University office of research portal, includes information on collaboration, pre- and post-award topics, data protection, dissemination.

Contact: Office of Research – Contact Us

Labs & Facilities

University facilities: U-M affiliated research only, including Ford Battery Lab, Functional & In-vivo MRI labs

User facilities: Available for U-M and outside research. Includes:

  • Chemical Engineering Clean Room
  • High Temperature Corrosion Laboratory
  • Ion Beam Laboratory
  • Irradiated Materials Testing Complex
  • J.D. Hanawat X-Ray MicroAnalysis Laboratory
  • Lurie Nanofabrication Facility
  • Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory
  • Mcity
  • Michigan Center for Materials Characterization
  • Observatory and Dish
  • Space Physics Research Laboratory
  • Vacuum Chamber
  • Wind Tunnels

Contact: See labs & facilities on Contacts page

Postdoctoral Fellows

Associate Dean for Research (ADR): Hiring and onboarding information for postdoctoral research fellows and the faculty who hire them.

Contact: Michigan Postdoctoral Association of the College of Engineering

Ethics & Compliance


Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS): Required training for PhD students and for all engineering students with NIH/NSF grants or fellowship funding.

Contact: Research Development Specialist Joanne Navarre, [email protected]


Human subjects

Animal care and use

RCRS workshops

PEERRS – Responsible research courses


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