The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs offers integrated research support for faculty, staff, and students. Whether it's by assisting faculty with developing funding proposals, connecting undergraduate students with hands-on research experiences, by providing opportunities for students and faculty to present their research, or by supporting investigators through the entire project lifecycle, it is our goal to foster a culture of research at UM-Flint.

Research support services include:

Fall 2016 RESEARCH FOCUS WORKSHOPS: ​Developing a Culture of Research- building a community of support for faculty led research efforts

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will be holding a series of focus groups/workshops with faculty this coming October to learn more about your research interests and help you plan your creative, scholarly and scientific activity.  The aims of the meetings is to have an open forum about the potential for developing a more inclusive and active culture of research at UM Flint and the development of new best practices for supporting research and research capacities. 

Ken Sylvester, the new director of research, is interested in your feedback on important opportunities and challenges, on ways to understand existing and new research interests of faculty, and how to turn individual research interests into areas of strength, collaboration and ongoing externally funded research.  Attendees will have the opportunity to write a paragraph length statement of their current and future research interests, and explore strategies for funding their research.

Workshops will be held at 1:00-2:30 pm on Tuesday Ocotober 4 (Tuscola Room), Friday October 28 (Michigan B), and Wednesday Nov 2 (Happenings-UCEN).  Click here to register.

For more infomation please contact Ken Sylvester,, 766-6842.

Research News

Image of new Research Director, Kenneth Sylvester

Welcome Dr. Kenneth Sylvester

We would like to welcome the new Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Kenneth Sylvester.  Dr. Sylvester comes to us from the Ann Arbor Campus where he served as Research Associate Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Institute for Social Research (ISR).  

Student presenting at Meeting of Minds 2016

Students and Faculty Gathered for Meeting of Minds

On Friday, May 13, students and faculty members from three area universities gathered on the University of Michigan-Flint campus for the twenty-fourth annual Meeting of Minds student research conference. Visitors from University of Michigan-Dearborn and Oakland University joined UM-Flint students for the day of networking and presentations.

Opportunities for Researchers

NVivo now available for use in the Office of Research

The popular qualitative and mixed-methods analysis software, NVivo, is available for use in the Office of Research. 

High-speed Research Data Storage Now Available

U-M investigators involved in data-intensive research are getting a new tool to help them store, manage and analyze large data sets. Advanced Research Computing Technology Services (ARC-TS) has announced that a new service, Turbo Research Storage, is available to researchers on all U-M campuses.