There are a number of ways to seek out grant funding. Grants are defined as either internal, those funded by the university, or external, those funded by sources outside of the university. Please view external and internal funding opportunities or contact the Grants and Contracts staff if you are interested in grant funding for research and scholarly work.

Proposal Development

The Grants and Contracts Office at Northern Michigan University provides faculty and staff with assistance in grant proposal writing. Faculty and staff involvement is at the core of a successful proposal. From the point of an idea, through identifying potential funding, to developing a formal proposal, creating a budget, submitting a proposal, interpreting sponsor guidelines and assisting with compliance, the NMU Grants and Contracts staff are your partners in research and scholarly works activities.

Once you have an idea and a tentative timeline and list of possible funding sources to explore, the next step is to set up a meeting with the Grants and Contracts Office to develop a plan of action.

NMU Grants and Contracts Office staff can be reached at or 906-227-2440. We are located in 401 Cohodas Hall.

Proposal Submission

The NMU Grants and Contracts Office must review, approve, and submit all external award applications.

Post-award Management

The Grants and Contracts Office is responsible for preparing, interpreting, negotiating, and accepting agreements for projects funded by external sponsors. The Grants and Contracts Office also facilitates meetings between the PI and the NMU Controller's Office, ensures compliance with applicable federal and state rules and regulations, and coordinates the submission of project reports required by the terms of the award.