Research Resources

Research at MTU

Like any large institution, MTU has policies and procedures governing research. When looking to submit a research proposal, ESC and MTU staff are here to help and the earlier we are notified the more help we can provide. So please start the process by submitting the Notice of Intent to Submit a Proposal form. Note on the form that you plan to submit through ESC so that we are notified!

A great overview and set of resources on the research process from finding funding to closing out a project can be found at MTU's Research Project Lifecycle page. A helpful set of resources for researchers can be found at Resources for Researchers. A few of our most commonly accessed resources include:

Funding Opportunities

ESC Funding

See the Faculty Resources main page for the current internal funding opportunities for ESC members.

MTU Internal Funding

MTU provides seed grants designed to provide untenured tenure-track academic faculty and research faculty who have been employed for less than six years with resources to develop an externally supported research program. More information at Seed Grants. There are also a number of other MTU internal funding opportunities. Find out more on the Internal Awards page.

External Funding

ESC members apply to and receive funding from a variety of sources. Federal agencies, such as NSF, USDA Forest Service, NASA, etc, constitute the majority of funding for our members. However, there are other opportunities from states, industry and private foundations. To find funding from a ranger of sources, use the grant search tool GrantForward

Since 1994, students and faculty of Michigan Technological University have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 96 colleges and universities and a contractor for the US Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.