Research Development

Research Development group collaborating on a project

event is on December 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 in Kahn Auditorium, BSRBResearch Development team members within the Medical School Office of Research design and implement services that help faculty become successful in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding and — once successful — share their expertise to help their colleagues do the same. Faculty members are encouraged to contact us for assistance with pre-award activities related to finding funding opportunities and to proposal development and editing.


Join us for the 40th annual Distinguished Faculty Lectureship on Wednesday, December 12
Dr. Thomas W. Glover, Ph.D. will be honored as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. All are welcome, and no registration is required.


Boot Camp logoMentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp

The Mentored Research Academy: R01 Boot Camp — part of Michigan Medicine's Strategic Research Initiative -- is a 10-month, multi-tiered, proposal development program, in which early career faculty work in small groups with senior faculty coaches to prepare a competitive NIH R01 grant proposal.

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Proposal Development

We offer proposal samplers, free in-house proposal editing, proposal preparation funding, assistance with development of large proposals, and lists of freelance writers and graphic designers. 

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We coordinate internal competitions for limited submission grants to foundations; all opportunities are hosted on the Medical School Competition Space. We also manage the bridging funding program via the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC), which helps support continuity of faculty research between large grants.


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Michigan Research Experts offers more than 5,000 faculty profiles covering many schools, colleges and institutes across U-M. Use the database to find researchers with specific areas of expertise for collaboration or mentoring, explore co-author networks, and connect with colleagues across the preeminent U-M research enterprise to expand your research network.



Contact us at 734-615-1332 / (Fax 734-763-4936)

2800 Plymouth Road, Building 520, 3rd Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Contact Jill Jividen, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Research Development, at or 734-764-3634. 

A full list of Research Development staff is available in the Personnel Directory.