Learn more about supports for faculty regarding grant proposals and management using the pull-down menus below.
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:
- Tentative project title
- Name of Sponsor
- Sponsor deadline
- Solicitation number
- Tentative start and end date
- Draft of budget
All proposals must be submitted to the Office of Research seven business days prior to the sponsor's due date.
The University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (OSRP) requires a finalized PAF and final proposal four business days before the sponsor deadline.
Calculate your submissions deadlines
Please enter the proposal due date below to determine the internal deadlines for each step of the submission process.
Sponsor Due Date
Faculty are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Research early in the grant application process.
Resources at SOE
Stephanie Hensel and Chris Tiffany
Stephanie Hensel and Chris Tiffany are available to SOE faculty for the following services:
- Finding funding opportunities
- Proposal development support for individual investigator and large center awards
- Management and revision of biosketches
- Coordination of collaborating institutions and scientists
- Proofreading and editing of proposal drafts
- Analyzing proposal reviews and providing feedback
Trish Kraus handles the preparation of all grant proposals. Contact Trish at email@example.com for assistance with:
- Preparation of grant application packages
- Creating a budget that complies with University and sponsor guidelines
- Interpreting regulations and guidelines of program funding
- Acquiring departmental approvals
- Frequently required proposal documents & data
From the U-M Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP)
- Foundation Funding for Faculty
Information about foundations (requires umich login)
On-campus grant writing support services
- Research Funding and Grants Guide
Resources on finding funding and grants; maintained by U-M Library
Helpful Documents (require U-M login)
- Sample Facilities statements
- Indirect Costs and Research incentive descriptions
- Ballpark budget amounts
The Office of Research helps faculty with the grant proposal preparation and submission process and with monitoring awards.
The research staff can provide assistance with:
- Framing the structure, purpose, and substance of a grant proposal
- Crafting the budget
- Monitoring awards to ensure compliance with applicable laws and sponsor guidelines
- Assisting with the management of budgets, expenses, and personnel appointments
Edward A. Silver
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Edward A. Silver teaches and advises graduate students in mathematics education and conducts research related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. He is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and the William A. Brownell Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of mathematics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Associate Director of Development, Foundation Relations
With more than 20 years of programmatic and development experience in the education and arts sectors, Chris’ current work focuses on community engagement and research funding. Chris is available to discuss ways to work with foundations and is an excellent resource for providing feedback on proposal drafts to foundations.
Stephanie Lynn Hensel
Research Development Manager
Stephanie is responsible for leading research development activities meant to increase the competitiveness of grant proposals submitted by SOE faculty. With over 15 years of research management experience, Stephanie is a resource for interpreting requests for proposals (RFPs), provide feedback on proposal drafts, and working with interdisciplinary teams across campus.
Contract & Grant Specialist
Trish is responsible for all of the pre-award activities relating to grant proposals, making sure all proposals meet agency and university guidelines and deadlines. She acts as a liaison between faculty members and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) to process proposals through the University’s eResearch system.
Sponsored Projects Financial Specialist
Chad works with both the Office of Financial Planning and Management and the Office of Research, where his primary responsibility is to provide post-award support for sponsored research projects, including monitoring expenses and HR appointments. Faculty should be in contact with Chad as soon as their project is awarded so that funds can be managed easily and efficiently.
A number of offices and resources across the University are available to help faculty. Get assistance finding funding, developing a proposal, and submitting a proposal.
This page provides information on internal U-M Office of Research (UMOR) resources for finding funding.
This page offers some considerations and a collection of materials to aid in how to write a proposal, create a budget, process it through the University, and submit it to a sponsor.
Route & Submit Proposal
This page reviews the process for correctly routing and submitting a proposal.
Frequently Required Proposal Documents and Data
This page provides frequently required proposal documents and data.
Foundation Funding for Faculty
This page connects to the University Foundations Relations Office to help U-M faculty and staff search for foundation funding. (Requires U-M Login)