Research Relations

Government Relations

The College of Engineering’s Office of Government Relations focuses on developing research opportunities for faculty and staff with state and federal agencies. The office provides information on upcoming research opportunities and helps educate faculty and staff on the needs and requirements of these programs. In addition, it promotes the College’s research agenda through interactions with key agency and legislative personnel.

Government Relations in the College of Engineering focuses on expanding and diversifying funding sources for faculty research and other CoE priorities.

Government Relations will:

  • Monitor federal priorities, policies and agency budgets to assist in advance planning for CoE funding opportunities.
  • Work with faculty and staff to understand their priorities and funding needs.
  • Monitor communication to encourage applications for important funding opportunities.
  • Assist in the coordination of large scale proposals (e.g., edit, organize review sessions, etc.).
  • Organize and conduct presentations to faculty about responding to particular funding opportunities.
  • Organize, plan, and host visits with federal, state, and local government representatives either on campus or at a designated site.

Corporate Relations

The College of Engineering’s Office of Corporate Relations seeks to build collaborative partnerships between faculty and industry. This office works with faculty to enhance research programs through industry participation; identifying, facilitating, and negotiating industry funded research collaborations; and insuring that the legal and financial terms of industry funded research contracts are fair and conform to the principals and mission of the university.

For additional details contact Office of Corporate Relations.

Foundation Relations

Foundation Relations in the College of Engineering works cooperatively with U-M Development staff to strengthen and expand foundation relationships leading to increased funding for faculty research and other CoE priorities.

Foundation Relations will:

  • Work with private foundations to understand their goals.
  • Work with faculty and staff to understand their priorities and funding needs.
  • Match foundation goals with research and activities in need of funding.
  • Assist with proposal development and submittal.
  • Organize and conduct presentations to faculty about working with foundations and responding to particular funding opportunities.
  • Organize, plan, and host visits to foundations and/or bring foundations to campus.

Why Seek Funding From a Foundation?

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