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External Funding Programs

Photo of Faculty and student in LabCentral 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 

Proposal Planning Form - Applicants for the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program should use this form to summarize their requests and obtain signatures from their chair and dean. 

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

CMU has a current policy differentiating between philanthropic gifts and grants ( Philanthropic vs grant). For further information, please contact ORGS.

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

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