|External funding for research at UM barely reached $7
million annually in 1990. With greater emphasis placed on attracting top professionals to
lead cutting-edge research, UM has seen a steady increase in grants each year since.
In 1999-2000, faculty research funding from outside sources topped $38
million, creating more jobs and better opportunities for undergraduate students to do
Working side by side, faculty mentors and students have
gained worldwide acclaim for discoveries made at UM.