Research at the School of Information covers a broad spectrum. Given the diversity of interests among faculty, SI researchers use a number of methods and approaches and often collaborate with faculty and students outside SI. Our extensive research portfolio demonstrates SI’s commitment to the advancement of knowledge and for the training of the next generation of researchers. Below is a summary of this research activity.
Proposals Submitted = 48
Grants Awarded = 21
Overall Success Rate = 43.75%
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Defense (DoD)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
United Way of Southeast Michigan
Even though the School of Information is one of the smaller schools at the University of Michigan, we have consistently outperformed our size in terms of sponsored research expenditures. With over $4.5 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2011, approximately $4.0 million came from Federally Sponsored Funds. The remaining $511,000 in expenditures came from Non-Federal Sponsored Funds (Industry and Foundations).