Sponsored research funding profile

Research at the School of Information covers a broad spectrum. Given the diversity of interests among faculty, UMSI researchers use a number of methods and approaches and often collaborate with faculty and students outside UMSI. Our extensive research portfolio demonstrates UMSI’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. 

Submissions and Success Rate for Fiscal Year 2014

Proposals submitted = 111
Grants awarded so far = 29 (25 still pending)
Overall success rate so far = 40.8%

Sponsors include:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Department of Education
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Google
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Research Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2014

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 more than $5.06 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2014, approximately $4.4 million came from Federally Sponsored Funds. The remaining $620,000 in expenditures came from Non-Federal Sponsored Funds (Industry and Foundations).