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Amanda Meier Hunter Lab project

In one of the greenhouses at Matthaei, PhD student Amanda Meier works on a project involving milkweed.

Apply to Conduct Research

If interested in conducting research at Matthaei-Nichols click the button below to begin the application process.

Please note: the application and review process has been adjusted to meet guidelines for re-engagement of research under the UM Office of Research COVID guidelines. Approval is needed from the Matthaei-Nichols Research Review Committee to re-engage in field or lab/greenhouse research during this Phase 1 research ramp up. Please note: If your field research can be delayed until we move to phase 2 of the research ramp up or if your research would require inter-regional or interstate travel, then please wait until that time to apply for your research approval.

Please review the following process to submit your new or renewal of research request:

  1. Complete and submit either the
    a) greenhouse or b) field research forms

  2. Complete and submit  the MBGNA online research request for research

Note that both a and b need to be completed before any review can proceed.

  1. You must have permission from your home department to begin your research

Our process for review of your research request:

  1. Initial review by Research Administrator Michael Palmer

    1. Any clarifications about your applications needed will come from

  2. Application goes to Research Review panel at Matthaei-Nichols for review

  3. Decision from Research Review panel: approval, approval with alterations, deferral


  1. Researcher will then receive information regarding the decision by

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