The University of Michigan’s School of Information offers “Client-based courses” as part of their Practical Engagement Program. According to the site: “There are a wide range of client opportunities that include website or application usability evaluation, content management system development, database design and development, digital preservation consultation, and much more.”
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides students with an opportunity to undertake inquiry-based learning. Undergraduate students are available to assist faculty in on-going research and creative projects currently conducted by faculty. Students may be asked to conduct library research, assist in book and/or course development, conduct laboratory/survey research, participate in community-based intervention research, assist with performance art, and/or apply computer technology skills to a project.
Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) "has primary responsibility for research policy, oversight of responsible conduct of research education and compliance, and oversight of administration and support of research activity by the faculty." Offers funding for research projects in all disciplines.
Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP), formerly known as DRDA (Division of Research Development & Administration) provides administrative support for research at U-M, including processing proposals, submitting materials to funding agencies, and serving as a liaison to sponsoring organizations.