Grants and Research Office (GRO)

The Grants and Research Office (GRO) within the U-M School of Nursing provides streamlined grant services for faculty in the pre-award and post-award phases.


Contact the Associate Dean for Research.

Grant services

The Grants and Research Office can assist with the grant submission process for research, service, educational, and training grant proposals as well as facilitate the post-award grant management through monitoring and reconciling the sponsored projects. This office also consults with investigators on all aspects of grant-funded research, from application to conducting an investigation and analyzing data. 

To begin working with the Grants and Research Office on your grant, please fill out the Notice of Intent to Submit a Grant Proposal.

Upon receipt of this form, the Grants and Research Office will contact you to schedule a proposal planning meeting. Following that meeting, the office provides support and assistance to ensure proper and prompt application submission.

Post-award, the Grants and Research Office supports on-going grants with a number of administrative details, such as subcontractor details, financial reports and projections, expenditure compliance, and other essential tasks.

Applying for a grant? 

Statistical collaboration

The School of Nursing’s Applied Biostatistics Laboratory consists of experienced Ph.D. and master’s-level statisticians/faculty who collaborate with investigative teams, contributing their expertise to the designing of experiments, statistical analysis planning (including sample size justification), statistical analysis in support of grants, and preparing/submitting grant proposals. They are typically included as co-investigators on grant proposals, and as such, are fully invested in the success of the research from the very beginning through to the publication of final manuscripts. They are most effective when brought into the investigator team early during study inception, when critical decisions about experimental design, choice of primary and secondary outcomes, statistical analyses plans, and sample size are typically determined.

The Applied Biostatistics faculty and staff can also provide collaborations or advice on the appropriate statistical approaches to analyzing pilot or unfunded research data that has already been collected. 


Budgeting statistical consultation service

Members of the lab provide free pre-award consultation for all faculty. The most effective collaboration with our faculty will be involving them as co-investigators for a percent of fulltime effort (FTE). However, post-award services may be provided on a fee-for-service basis if a member of the Biostatistics Lab is not a co-investigator. Faculty investigators should discuss post-award statistical support requirements with members of the lab during initial consultations in order to determine the level of effort required to support the proposal. 

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