Among national leaders in research and training funding


Research and Sponsored Projects

The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) distinguishes itself through an emphasis on building robust science. Being at the forefront of high-impact scientific discoveries, our faculty engage in research in a variety of areas:
  • basic biological sciences

  • acute and chronic care efficacy trials in humans

  • health system science

  • health-promotion studies

  • investigation of care effectiveness in a variety of settings

  • population-based studies

Transdisciplinary research, education and clinical practice are integral to much of nursing science at UMSN. The Statistical Online Computational Resource (SOCR), directed by Dr. Ivo Dinov, develops, validates and shares Big Data modeling techniques, statistical analysis methods, and computational tools that can be used for many health science applications. 
Collaboration across the schools and research institutions is a hallmark of the University of Michigan, providing opportunities to build strong interdisciplinary teams that bring top-tier investigators to research. U-M provides a rich interdisciplinary environment for faculty and students in the current era of "team science." UMSN faculty are funded from major federal agencies and mechanisms including:
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

  • Department of Defense

  • Department of Justice


  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Additional research support comes through national and regional foundations providing a broad portfolio with significant resources to faculty and students engaged in research. This past year (2015), UMSN received $9.1 million in allocations for research and training. 
The UMSN Grants and Research Office (GRO) supports our research enterprise by providing a variety of services to faculty and student investigators during the grant application process (pre-award) and in post-award management.