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External Funding Programs

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.

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Resources for grant seekers 

For help with your sponsored project budget development, contact ORGS.

CMU's federally-negotiated facilities and administrative costs policy applies to all requests for external support. To learn more, please see  CMU current F&A Rate agreement.

ORGS grant submission deadlines

  • Grant Timelines
    • In August 2013, ORGS implemented deadlines for submitting external proposals, with revisions effective November 4, 2016 and July 1, 2019.  For details, please click on the link above.

Helpful links

  • Federal Websites for Grants and Contracts
    • The websites linked above provide helpful information about federal funders, their priorities, programs, and guidelines for support.
  • Search Engines and Resources - ORGS offers the following helpful grant search tools for the CMU community: