Find Funding

What we can do for you

The following are available funding resources for investigators from within the University and beyond.

If you would like to discuss a particular solicitation, or request assistance for finding funding, please contact the team at [email protected].

Internal Resources

Engineering Librarians

Make sure to meet the Engineering librarians. They have developed useful Research Guides. They can help researchers sign up for appropriate funding ALERTS (e.g., PIVOT) and Individual sponsors ALERT opportunities (e.g., NSF).   Watch for training opportunities and information sessions offered by various units including ADR, CRLT, the Library, etc.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Sign up to receive The RAP and RAPID from ORSP for limited competition and other funding opportunity announcements. Go to

Office of Research

Launched in Spring 2021, the Research Catalyst and Innovation (RCI) Program includes four new funding mechanisms totaling more than $1.5 million in annual support.

The program infuses funding and fosters increased collaboration to catalyze research and spur innovation across the three University of Michigan campuses.

Foundation Relations

The University Foundation Relations has a site dedicated to current opportunities. Please contact our College of Engineering Foundation Relations for more information.

Corporate Relations

Please contact our College of Engineering Corporate Relations for more information.

External Resources

Please see the list below:

  • contains most federal funding opportunities.

  • Pivot is a directory of researchers, funding opportunities, and publishing opportunities. Click here to go to the University Pivot site.
  • National Science Foundation active funding opportunities.
  • Halo! Research connects researchers directly with corporate R&D teams. 

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Meet the Research Development Team

Rick Vanden Heuvel

Director, Research Development

Elaine Meinzer

Assistant Director, Research Development

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Beth Jakubowski

Research Proposal Manager

Joanne Navarre

Development Specialist