The University of Michigan is an essential partner with the federal government, helping to maintain and strengthen the national security, innovation and research agenda. This partnership covered 55 percent of the university’s total volume of research in fiscal year 2018. Learn more below about how seven federal agencies support the U-M research enterprise.
Download the National Institutes of Health Research Report
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest funder of sponsored research at the University of Michigan (U-M). Through competitively-awarded grants, U-M researchers conduct fundamental research that has the potential to treat childhood diseases and cure cancer.
Download the National Science Foundation Research Report
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the second-largest funder of sponsored research at the University of Michigan (U-M). NSF funding enables researchers at U-M to conduct groundbreaking, fundamental and interdisciplinary research. NSF grants also support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, training the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Download the Department of Defense Research Report
The University of Michigan (U-M) is one of the top university recipients of competitively-awarded grants from the Department of Defense (DoD). Support from DoD allows universities across the country to conduct fundamental research and develop cutting-edge technologies to ensure the nation’s military is well equipped to address the complex challenges and threats our nation faces.
Download the Department of Energy Research Report
The University of Michigan (U-M) is the eighth-largest university recipient of competitively-awarded grants from the Department of Energy (DoE). DoE is the largest federal supporter of fundamental research in the physical sciences.
Download the NASA Research Report
The University of Michigan (U-M) is one of the top ten university recipients of competitively-awarded grants from NASA. Funding from this agency allows U-M to better understand earth and answer fundamental questions about the universe.
Download the Department of Commerce Research Report
The Department of Commerce (DoC) partners with universities and other stakeholders to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development and improved standards of living. The department also oversees ocean and coastal navigation.
Download the Department of Transportartion Research Report
The University of Michigan (U-M) is a leader in connected-vehicle research and testing, sustainable mobility systems, transportation data fusion and analysis, and the efficient movement of heavy freight. Researchers are exploring ways to ensure that the future of transportation maximizes existing technology, as well as newly discovered innovations, all while remaining safe and secure.