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Research Funding

The Psychology Department encourages faculty to seek externally sponsored research funding.

Business office staff are available to answer questions, assist with budgeting, compilation of the proposal package, preparing and routing the UM Proposal Approval Form (PAF) to the required UM units, and overseeing project financial activity after the award is received.

If you are considering submitting a research proposal, please send an email to You will then receive specific timing information on due dates for sections of your proposal, and more details about getting the process started.

Grant Submission Resources

Funding Opportunities

LSA Grant Submission Resource

Steve Beach ( is available to work with any of you and your departmental research administration structure to:

  • help to find Sponsors external to UM
  • use eGIF for internal funding
  • come up with a realistic budget
  • read your project proposal against sponsor information for suggestions
  • provide access to successful examples of funded projects
  • get you connected with departmental Research Administrators

Please feel free to contact Peggy and/or Steve directly if you want to talk more about a project you are working on. They are happy to work with you whether you are already working on a grant proposal or whether you are in the very first stages of a project idea and aren't sure what funding sources might be available.