About the UM-Dearborn Office of Research

We support the efforts of the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Michigan-Dearborn in seeking, securing, and carrying out sponsored programs. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service possible in assisting you with assembling all the elements of your proposal package and ensuring there are no administrative errors that could result in a proposal being turned down or returned without review. We work in collaboration with central administrative offices of the University of Michigan, such as the Ann Arbor Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP), the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), the Office of Contract Administration (OCA), and the Sponsored Programs Office (Finance).

COVID-19 Research Operations

UM-Dearborn strictly follows the guidelines provided by University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR) for all COVID-19 research operations UMOR Research Re-engagement webpage.

For on campus research laboratory and studio research, college contact information is as follows:

For field research, please read the “field research” section at the UMOR Research Re-Engagement page, prepare a field research plan following UMOR’s guideline, and submit your field research plan to the UM-Dearborn Office of Research via email to yilu@umich.edu.

For human subjects research, please read the “Human Research” section at the UMOR Research Re-Engagement page for information about the re-engagement process including the  Human Research Activation Checklist that will be used to apply.  For questions about your IRB-approved study, contact Dearborn campus IRB-HSBS liaison Robert Hymes, rhymes@umich.edu, or Francine Banner fmbanner@umich.edu

For questions for animal care & use, please contact Professor Zhi Zhang, zhizhan@umich.edu, the Dearborn representative on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC.)

Grant Proposal Development:

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty and staff prepare and submit proposals for sponsored programs (also called "grants and contracts").

Grant Administration:

This office is the point of contact for all grant matters on the Dearborn campus and we are the liaison between Dearborn faculty and staff, external sponsors, and administrative offices in Ann Arbor.  We assist faculty researchers and department administrators with grant administration, accounting, and other post-award issues.


We assist with oversight of research compliance matters such as human subjects protections (whether funded or un-funded research), export controls, conflict of interest, and reporting standards for Dearborn sponsored programs.

UM-Dearborn Campus Grants Program

Office of Research

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