A Hub for Science Outreach

Providing Support for Faculty Sponsored Research

Since 2005, the U-M Museum of Natural History has partnered with U-M faculty to support more than 60 funded National Science Foundation awards. With our diverse audiences, new interactive spaces, and experienced professional staff, the museum makes an excellent Broader Impacts partner.

With free admission, the museum is open and accessible to everyone.

We want to help you tell your story.

In 2019, the museum completed its move to the new Biological Sciences Building, with innovative exhibits and programs that keep pace with current scientific thought and inspire audiences to engage in explorations of scientific research and discovery.

The U-M Museum of Natural History welcomed more than 200,000 visitors in the first 11 months the museum was open prior to the pandemic and offers a broad array of exhibits and educational programs that serve campus, community, and K-12 audiences.

The museum offers a variety of project ideas for U-M faculty Broader Impacts, including exhibits, K-12 programs, public programs, multimedia experiences in our fulldome theater, and science communication training.


How to Work with Us

Contact the museum at least 2-3 months before your proposal deadline. We’ll schedule an initial meeting with you to discuss what types of programs and/or exhibit elements might be a good fit for museum audiences and your Broader Impacts goals. Once we’ve agreed upon a program plan, museum staff will create a detailed budget proposal for you to review and upon approval, a letter of collaboration.

For More Information

Contact Alicia Comer, Science Outreach Grants Manager, by email at lisha@umich.edu or by phone 734.647.4103.