Graham Sustainability Institute

NERRS Science Collaborative: 2021 Collaborative Research Grant Application


The NERRS Science Collaborative is currently accepting applications in response to the 2021 Request for Collaborative Research Pre-Proposals (RFP).

How to Submit Your Pre-Proposal

Use the “Apply” button above to start a new application and upload your pre-proposal. You will need a U-M Account or Friend Account to start an application and submit your pre-proposal. Information on how to create an account can be found here. This is a quick process, but be sure to save your login ID and password.

Once you have logged in, you will need to complete an online application form, upload your pre-proposal, and save your application. The application form mirrors some of the same content on the pre-proposal title page. Please note that in order to save your application you must enter information into all required fields, including uploading proposal documents; however you can continue to edit the application until the submission deadline.

You will receive a single confirmation email when you have successfully saved your application for the first time. The email will include a link you may use to return to your pre-proposal submission and make edits until the deadline. Your saved application will be automatically submitted at 11:59pm EST on December 8, 2020, and you will not receive a second confirmation message.

If you do not receive an initial confirmation email, your pre-proposal was not saved properly and you should resave or contact us directly at

Please remember, applicants must submit a copy of their final pre-proposal to the relevant reserve manager(s).

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or contact Lynn (734-763-0056).