External Funding Opportunities

Research at Michigan Tech is about creating the future one discovery at a time. Michigan Tech ranks among the top twenty universities nationwide in terms of the percentage of research funded by industry. The Graduate School is available to help students identify funding opportunities and prepare a competitive proposal. 

Identify Opportunities for Funding

Students are encouraged to proactively search for funding opportunities. Most funding opportunities require students to apply at least one year in advance, so planning is required.

Build Your Research Profile

Michigan Tech students have access to Grant Forward, and are encouraged to set up a research profile.  This resource will allow you to:

  • Build a research profile
  • Identify matching funding opportunities based on your profile
  • Display research interests and the evolution of interests across time
  • Select privacy options to determine who can view your profile

Seek Help from Campus Resources

Once you begin your studies at Michigan Tech, proposal development advice is available from the Research Development office. If you are currently enrolled at another university, seek assistance from your current university.

  • Contact Natasha Chopp (487-2226) at least six weeks in advance of deadlines for funding opportunities.

Be Rewarded

Proposal Incentive Award Program: The Graduate School encourages students to be proactive in seeking external funding. Eligible graduate students can receive incentive awards up to $100 for submitting research and/or fellowship proposals to external agencies.