Michigan Research News & Issues

With annual expenditures of $1.62 billion, research is central to the University of Michigan’s mission. Learn more about how U-M researchers address emerging challenges and opportunities in areas of broad potential impact.

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VPR update

A monthly email produced that aims to increase awareness around important research and scholarship items that affect our community. Sent to all active investigators, including those engaged in human research, and research administrators across the three U-M campuses.

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Research Blueprint

Be sure to subscribe to the Research Blueprint(link is external) for funding opportunities. Additionally, find internal funding opportunities at the Research Commons webpage.


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Federal Research Report

U-M Federal Relations for Research distributes a weekly e-newsletter that outlines important Congressional issues and how they might impact campus. If you are a member of the U-M community and would like to receive the Washington Update, please contact David Bluhm.

U-M Research at a Glance

in annual research expenditures
new inventions reported in FY 2020
square feet of lab space for research and teaching

New Research Awards


Research under contract with federal agencies


In annual industry sponsored research


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Annual Report

Researching through a Global Pandemic

During a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic caused rapid declines in academic research productivity nationwide, the University of Michigan maintained its reputation as a leading public research university with $1.58 billion in annual research volume.

Visit the Michigan Research Annual Research Report – FY21