Non-funding, non-event announcements.

NEH Presentation to UM March 20, 2024

Dr. John Cox will briefly discuss the NEH funding opportunities below via Zoom at 1pm on March 20, 2024. See UM Today for the Zoom link.


Deadline: April 10


The National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) provides guidance to Investigators and their Research Administrators as they are preparing proposals for submission to NSF.  Currently, NSF proposals must follow NSF’s PAPPG 23-1.  However, on January 22nd, NSF issued a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 24-1).

New NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

Effective January 25, 2023, all proposals to NIH for projects that will generate scientific data must include a Data Management and Sharing Plan.

See to learn what you need to know and do, as well as resources availble, to comply with this new policy.


Faculty Grant Academies 2023-24

UM Faculty Grant Development Academies
2023-2024 Academic Year

Announcement and Call for Applications

The UM ORSP Research Development (RD) will contract with Hanover Research to offer cohort-based faculty grant academies for the 2023-24 academic year. With their supervisor’s endorsement, faculty, researcher scientists, or postdoctoral research associates may apply.

Primary Benefits of Program Participation

Individuals selected for the program will:

Sponsored Program Action Notifications (SPAN)

UM faculty and staff must complete and submit the Sponsored Programs Action Notification (SPAN) form to inform the ORSP - Division of Sponsored Programs Administration of their intent to submit a proposal or to process related award actions for externally sponsored projects.

NIH R15 Eligibility

The NIH R15 activity code is known as the NIH Research Enhancement Award and supports small-scale research projects at educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation’s research scientists but that have not been major recipients of NIH support. The goals of the R15 are to: a) support meritorious research, b) expose students to research, and c) strengthen the research environment of the institution.

Two NIH programs are supported with R15 awards.

UM NSF GRFP Workshop and Student Incentive Program

The UM Graduate School, the UM Office of National Scholarship Advisement, and the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, with support from the Provost’s Office, are teaming up to encourage UM student applications to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP provides three years of support ($34K living stipend plus a $12,000 educational allowance) for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. proposal preparation demonstration site

The following is the text of a recent e-mail blast from NSF's Jean Feldman, regarding the launch of the proposal demonstration preparation site.

Dear Colleagues:


NSF and NIH Virtual Grants Conferences, 2020

This fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (October) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (November) will each be holding virtual conferences over several days, that are free of charge. These are tremendous opportunities for faculty members who are interested in learning more about funding opportunities from these agencies, tips for placing and writing more effective proposals to these opportunities, and information about policies and procedures related to proposals and awards. We encourage you to check out these programs, sign up, and tune it.

Matlab/Simulink Renewed for 2020

UM's Matlab/Simulink campus-wide license has been reneweed for the calendar year 2020. To continue using the software, users may need to re-activate their installations. Instructions for doing so may be accssed at