If you have a research question but have not yet secured funding support, that is when you will contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP). ORSP will be the intermediary between you, U-M, and the sponsor of your project.
It is a violation of research regulations for researchers to sign any type of contract without going through ORSP.
ORSP is here to enable and safeguard the conduct of research and other sponsored activity for the University of Michigan. They apply specialized regulatory, statutory, and organizational knowledge in a timely and professional manner in order to balance the university's mission, the sponsor's objectives, and the investigator's intellectual pursuits.
If you are conducting human subjects research, remember that proper budgeting and preparation can help study teams define reasonable and realistic accrual goals of study volunteers. Ensuring that you have enough funding to hire the necessary support staff to recruit, enroll, and retain your volunteers is critical to your success.
Office of Research and Sponsored Projects
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects enables and safeguards the conduct of research and other sponsored activity for the University of Michigan.
Research Proposals Budget
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects offers guidance regarding budget and budget justification, including a sample budget and a checklist of possible budget items.
Budget and Cost Resources
The principal investigator (the project director) has primary responsibility for budget planning in consultation with the department chair or director of the research unit. Budgets for all sponsored proposals are subject to review by the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects. ORSP staff members are available to assist the principal investigator in the preparation of the budget.
If you have questions about any of the resources on this page, please contact the sponsoring office directly. MICHR is not responsible for the content of these resources.
Resources on this page may not be an exhaustive list. If you know of other resources in this category, please let us know using the "Suggest a Resource" link at the bottom of the page.