Michigan Research News & Issues

With annual expenditures of $1.71 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

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new inventions reported in FY22


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New Research Awards


Research under contract with federal agencies


In annual corporate sponsored research


FY22 Research Annual Report


FY22 Research Annual Report

The University of Michigan reported a record $1.71 billion in research expenditures during fiscal year 2022, fueling innovations to address critical challenges ranging from global health disparities and Great Lakes water quality to firearm violence and driverless vehicle technologies.