CMU Faculty and Staff - External Funding



Central Michigan University is committed to assisting faculty, staff and students in their research and creative endeavors by obtaining external funding. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies helps researchers locate potential funders and develop competitive proposals for a wide variety of funding sources.


Resources for Grant Seekers 

  • CMU Fact Sheet
    • The CMU Fact Sheet contains information helpful in planning a budget for an externally-sponsored program or project. For additional help with budget development, contact ORGS.
  • Proposal Writer's Handbook
    • The Proposal Writer's Handbook is a useful, general guide for planning requests for support from external agencies. Consulting this guide, and your designated ORGS program officer, early in your planning process will help you to draft a competitive request for support.
  • Gifts vs. Grants
    • The policy linked above explains the difference between philanthropic gifts and grants. For further information, please contact ORGS.
  • Facilities and Administrative Costs 
    • The link above explains CMU's federally-negotiated facilities and administrative costs policy. 
    • The link above provides examples of summary statements, research plans, and applications.

ORGS Announces New Grant Submission Deadlines

  • New Grant Deadlines
    • Effective August 1, 2013 ORGS is implementing new deadlines for the submission of external proposals. For details, please click on the link above.


Helpful Links

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