Several donors to UM-Flint have expressed an interest in encouraging student research and generously donated funds to provide support for student-initiated research and for travel to attend professional conferences.  These endowed funds provide support for original student research ideas, and are intended to encourage individual or group work. 

Each of student-led research funds are named after their benefactors and have unique terms and conditions:

  • Beatrice and William Caldwell Research Fund
  • Nick and Sharon George Research Fund
  • M-Club of Greater Flint Research Award
  • Gerald and Sharon Schreiber Research Fund
  • Harry and Wanda Piper CAS Undergraduate Research Fund 

Eligibility and Terms

  • Available to students who have completed 55+ credit hours (for undergraduate students) or 12+ credit hours (for graduate students)
  • Applicants must be a currently-enrolled, part-time or full-time
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Student-led project must include some faculty mentorship
  • Awards up to $500 per academic year
  • Funds will support expenses including research supplies, human subject incentives, and conference registration fee or conference travel expenses. Equipment, software, or salaries are not supported.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the UM-Flint InfoReady system at: You will need to authenticate by either creating a guest account or by using your U-M unique name and Kerberos password. InfoReady uses umich domain emails for log-in purposes (i.e.

Students are encouraged to apply at any time during the year. Please submit your completed application at least one month prior to the start of your project or attendance at a conference to allow for review time.

Certification in the "Research Practice Foundations" training module of PEERRS (Program for Education and Evaluation in Responsible Research and Scholarship) in the University of Michigan's eResearch system is required if your proposal is awarded.

For questions, please call the UM-Flint Office of Research at 810.762.3383.