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The Research Office is responsible for all aspects of pre- and post-award research administration of externally sponsored and internal research grants, contracts, and awards. 

This includes:

  • assisting investigators with the preparation and submission of proposal applications
  • working with sponsors and central units to negotiate contract and award terms
  • monitoring project budget activity to ensure compliance with University and sponsor policies
  • reviewing and approving sponsored research expenditures
  • preparing monthly projection reports
  • preparing various post-award requests to sponsors

About the Research Office

The UM School of Social Work is a leader in social work education and research, having received a #1 and #2 ranking from U.S. News and World Report for the past decade and a half. The research activities of the faculty are focused on virtually every area of human services and social welfare, including child welfare, family services, juvenile and criminal justice systems, poverty and income maintenance, health and health disparities, gerontology, mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, social welfare administration, and community planning and organizing. The School has a strong record of externally funded research and training grants. Current funding agencies include the National Institute on Drug Abuse , National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Child Health & Development, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Skillman Foundation, the John A. Hartford Foundation, and numerous other national, state, and local agencies and foundations.

Grant Management

FUNDED 9 new awards
so far this fiscal year
32 new awards
so far this calendar year
SUBMITTED 33 proposals
pending funding decision
26 proposals
so far this fiscal year
87 proposals
so far this calendar year
MANAGE 125 active grants 76 discretionary accounts 6 administrative accounts

* Fiscal Year begins July 1st  * Calendar Year begins January 1st



The Curtis Center's mission
is to support faculty engaged in research that creates social change by furthering society's understanding and treatment of behavioral and physical health conditions.

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The Office of the Vice President for Research has responsibility for nurturing excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity across campus.

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U-M Foundation Funding for Faculty

Foundations fund big ideas and can supplement your federal grants, provide seed money for your research or support the gathering of preliminary data.

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