Research and Sponsored Activities

​CMU ranks 18th in a national list for most productive research universities with 15 or fewer Ph.D. programs, as determined by the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the firm Academic Analytics. Read more about featured research...

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides the organization and infrastructure to support active grant and contract activity and to facilitate innovation, collaboration and involvement in CMU's research and creative community.

The CMU Research Corporation serves as a single point of contact for startups and established businesses who want to harness the intellectual, technological, and material resources of Central Michigan University to grow their ideas and their businesses.

CMU-RC is available to:

  • help companies grow
  • accelerate entrepreneurial success
  • connect businesses with skilled university researchers and outstanding students
  • help secure funding
  • give a leg up to startups that need a place to develop their ideas in everything from soup to nanotechnology and beyond


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