Resources for our Faculty and Staff Partners

Your efforts to transform medicine can inspire philanthropy from a wide range of organizations. Let’s work together to realize great potential.

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Our Corporate and Foundation Relations team is ready to assist you in identifying opportunities for engagement with professional and family foundations, national associations, and corporate foundations.

We work closely with the Medical School, the U-M Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program, the Business Engagement Center, and the U-M Office of Foundation Relations to ensure coordination and compliance with university policies and guidelines.

We can:

  • Provide a list of foundations and corporations that may be interested in your research
  • Advise you on approaching foundations and corporations
  • Help develop proposals, gift agreements, and grant letters
  • Assist with online applications
  • Arrange site visits 
  • Recruit and identify mentors and connect you with past successful applicants
  • Oversee the reporting requirement process
  • Engage university leadership in corporate and foundation relationships
  • Help you think strategically about foundation and corporate support within units
  • Convene campus conversations around themes of interest to corporations and foundations

The following websites provide information about requests for proposals and useful resources and grant-writing tools.

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Taubman Health Sciences Library

Whether you’re looking for internal funding for a pilot or feasibility study, or just need recommendations on external funding resources like federal agencies or industry — start your funding search here. Search funding databases, set up email alerts to stay informed of new opportunities, and focus your search with easy-to-use Find Funding tools.

Find funding opportunities
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Weekly Corporate and Foundation Relations Funding Opportunities*

A weekly non-federal RFP grant opportunities report is available from the Michigan Medicine Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations. The site provides a searchable resource to quickly review grant opportunities and provides an in-depth description of each RFP or award. A keyword-matching auto-notification is also available. Subscribers may select up to five keywords for auto-notification of incoming grant opportunities.

Explore RFPs
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Foundation Relations for University of Michigan*

A comprehensive site containing foundation-focused resources for faculty and staff. Examples of resources include foundation profiles, previously successful grant proposals, grant-writing toolboxes, and university information for grant submissions.

Learn more about funders
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Sponsored Awards on the Web*

This searchable web interface for U-M’s sponsored proposals and awards contains financial and demographic information for awarded proposals submitted through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects on a Proposal Approval Form since 1988.

Search projects that have received awards

* Login required using university uniqname and password.

To learn more about corporate and foundation giving, please contact:

Colleen Sherman
Phone: 734-615-0040