Office of Research

734.936.4208 | Room 1123 |

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The Office of Research, led by Edward A. Silver, assists faculty with obtaining funding for research projects. The office helps faculty with the grant proposal preparation and submission process and with monitoring awards. The research staff can provide assistance with:

Grant Proposal Process

Budget: The school's research staff play major roles in the budget approval process, ensuring that budgets contain adequate funds for the proposed research, that the university obligations are clear, and that the budget is structured to meet university and sponsor requirements. Because this takes time, faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Research early in the grant application process.

Timeline: All proposals must be submitted to the Office of Research seven business days prior to the sponsor's due date.

Calculate your submissions deadlines

Please enter the proposal due date below to determine the internal deadlines for each step of the submission process.

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Start the Grant Proposal Process

Principal investigators will submit all proposals to Patricia Kraus, the grants administrator for the School of Education. Patricia will work with the university's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) to submit the proposal to the granting and founding agency. 

To begin a grant proposal submission, please complete the Research Proposal Survey. A member of the Office of Research will contact you to follow up.

Be prepared to include the following information:

C. Felice Gonzales

Project Associate Manager

Chad Heiser

Sponsored Projects Financial Specialist

Stephanie Lynn Hensel

Research Development Manager

Patricia Kraus

Contract & Grant Specialist

Nathan Phipps

Managing Director

Edward A. Silver

William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor, School of Education; Professor, Department of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

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