Available Resources/Forms

Proposal Enhancement Program (PEP)

PEP provides resources and support needed to increase the probability of success in competing for sponsored funds – especially for major research centers (e.g., ERCs, STCs, MRSECs and similar major, long term endeavors). Click here to see a list of available PEP experts.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal Toolkit





College of Engineering (CoE) Cost Share Request Forms

CoE Request for Transfer of Cost Sharing Funds

Rackham & CoE Shortfall Transfer Request

CoE Institutional Indirect Cost Waiver Request Form

Michigan Experts

Michigan Experts was designed by Elsevier specifically for the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, to aid in the many stages of research planning cycle. The ADR has been working hand-in-hand with the Medical School, MLibrarians, and others at the University of Michigan for more than a year, to tailor Michigan Experts to the needs of the College of Engineering. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and University of Michigan – Dearborn currently utilize Michigan Experts.

The effort has involved identifying and connecting to data sources that can best describe the capabilities and expertise of our faculty. Currently, Scopus and Inspec data sources are being used to populate the publication library. In addition to these data sources, grants and patents will be incorporated into Experts through direct links to Michigan’s eResearch system and the University’s Office of Technology Transfer database.

CoE-ADR Resources for PEP

Maureen Burns (Team Leader)
George Carignan (Consultant)
Mary Beth Damm (Education/Outreach/K-12) – CEDO*
Mike Drake (Research Relations)
Linda Forsyth (Research Administration Specialist)
John McLaughlin (Government Relations)
Elizabeth Wagner (Plagiarism, ITAR, RCRS, Research Integrity, Sensitive Data, Export Controls, Data Management)

*Proposal writers whose projects involve a specific pre-college or public outreach aim are encouraged to contact Mary Beth Damm at the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) for assistance. She can assist with CoE programs for K-12 students and the formulation of plans to leverage current relationships with K-12 school districts, help develop new ones, assist with curriculum outcomes, and align with Next Gen Science Standards. Contacting Mary Beth (damm@umich.edu) early in your proposal process is advisable.

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) in Engineering

Proposal writers whose projects involve a specific educational aim (e.g., CAREER writers) are especially encouraged to contact CRLT in Engineering for assistance. That office can assist with the spectrum of activities that contribute to broad impact ranging from K12 and precollege outreach to undergraduate and graduate education to professional and faculty development and other outreach to the public community. They also can assist with formulating effective metrics for assessment and evaluation and plans for broad dissemination. We can help you answer questions such as: How do you disseminate your work to faculty colleagues in your own discipline? To professionals who might use products?