Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Maintaining and growing a strong research profile not only enriches the classroom experience for students but has a significant, overall positive impact on the campus through the increased ability to attract and retain high quality students and faculty.

Research output growth and impact has been identified as an important priority to the campus, as Vision 2020 Strategic Priority 1 indicates.

To achieve these strategic goals, the UM-Dearborn Office of Research has identified a set of strategic, proactive, catalytic, and capacity-building activities designed to facilitate individual faculty members, teams of researchers in attracting extramural research funding, creating relationships, and developing and implementing strategies that increase the competitiveness of our faculty.

About the Office of Research Administration

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).

UM-Dearborn Campus Grants Program

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.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

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