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March Featured Funding Opportunities

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Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities


Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) grant program

Research Areas: Health education, policy, research, care, and service. The funding will support research by faculty teams targeted at determining the ability of interprofessional education (IPE), interprofessional policy (IPP), interprofessional research (IPR), and interprofessional care & service (IPCS) to improve health outcomes and value

Amount: Pilot grants of up to $50,000, and early implementation grants to $250,000.

How to Submit: Submission guidelines for faculty teams planning to apply for IP-X pilot or early implementation grants will be available in mid-March. 

Info Session: March 20 -  RSVP now 

More information: http://interprofessional.umich.edu

Submission Deadline TBD mid-June

March 20, 2017

Applications for Center for the Discovery of New Medicines (CDNM) drug discovery projects addressing unmet medical needs that have a potential for commercialization.

Research Areas: Expectation that 90 percent of awarded funds will be used in CDNM-associated core laboratories: Center for Chemical Genomics Center for Structural Biology, Valhteich Medicinal Chemistry Core (VMC), and Pharmacokinetics Core (PK).

Eligibility: Any member of the University of Michigan faculty (tenure-track or research track).

Amount: up to $50,000 each.

More Information: Additional information can be found at the Center for Discovery of New Medicine's 
website. For questions please contact
Ashley Schork, CDNM Project Coordinator.

May 5, 2017

Budgets: April 21, 2017

External Funding Opportunities

The Ruth Mott Foundation has announced grant proposal deadlines for 2017 calendar year. The Ruth Mott Foundation promotes the health and vitality of our home community of Flint and surrounding area.

For more information, view the Proposal Guidelines.

December 9, 2016

March 31, 2017

August 4, 2017

The National Center for Responsible Gaming has announced grant proposal deadlines for 2017 calendar year. Funding mechanisms include the Travel Grant, the Seed Grant, and the Large Grant.

Eligible applicants: Domestic or international public or private, non-profit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for NCRG funding. The Principal Investigator must have a Ph.D., MD or other terminal degrees.

Visit the NCRG website to download detailed grant announcements and application forms.


August 1, 2017

September 1, 2017

Cisco Research & Open Innovation

Request for Proposal (RFPs)

NOTE: You must create a login to access RFP.

Cisco Research has released several new RFPs and seeks proposals from leading academic research groups to propose innovative approaches to address issues for hardware, software, firmware and architecture for Secure and Private Internet of Things (IoT).

Visit Cisco IoT site for additional information on innovative approaches.

Questions: research@cisco.com


The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

Request for Nominations

Nominations for The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences award for an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic of the 2017 Dreyfus Prize is Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.

March 2, 2017

Harrington Discovery Institute

Letter of Intent

The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute announce the 2017 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award. The Award supports research efforts that seek to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.

Opportunity to receive:

  • Funding up to $600,000 for two (2) years.
  • Drug development and project management support through the Harrington Discovery Institute's Innovation Support Center.

For more information, visit the website.

March 17, 2017

The McKnight Foundation

Letters of Intent

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected four projects to receive the 2017 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards. The awards will total $1.2 million over three years for research on the biology of brain diseases.

The projects support innovative research by U.S. scientists who are studying neurological and psychiatric disease, especially those related to memory and cognition.

March 27, 2017

Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) announces their Spring Grant applications:

Community Grantmaking Program (formerly General Grantmaking Program)The Community Foundation is offering General Operating Support grants in addition to Capacity Building grants to support the mission, activities, and community impact of the local nonprofit sector. We will distribute $150,000 in competitive grants to local nonprofits delivering programs and services in Washtenaw County. Applications are required to attend one of three information sessions (please RSVP). Contact: Katie Van Dusen.

Bach Fund for Seniors Grant Program This grant program prioritizes funding for organizations, programs, and services that support and serve caregivers of seniors. The Fund also provides grant support to organizations, programs, and services that serve seniors in our community. $130,000 will be distributed in competitive grants to local nonprofits delivering program and services in Washtenaw County. Contact AAACF Staff to review your grant proposal prior to submitting the application form (this is a required step). Contact: Maryellen Ferro.

Youth Council Grant ProgramYouth Council grants are available for programs that serve area youth between the ages of 5-18. The Youth Council will be directing funds toward programs that focus on the following issues: Mental Health, College Preparedness, Teen Employment, and Discrimination. $80,000 will be distributed in competitive grants in a single grant cycle to local nonprofits delivering program and services in Washtenaw County. Contact AAACF Staff to review your grant proposal prior to submitting the application form (this is a required step). Contact: Chris Lemon.

All applications must be submitted through AAACF's NonProfit Portal. A registration process is required for first-time applicants. Questions about the NonProfit Portal should be directed to Katie Van Dusen or Maryellen Ferro.

All organizations must register prior to March 22, 2017.

Guidelines can be found on AAACF website.

March 28, 2017

The Henry & Marilyn Taub Foundation

Request for Application

The Taub Foundation Grants Program for Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) research if open for 2017 grant cycle. Innovative studies with transformative potential to elucidate MDS etiology and to develop new treatments are particularly encouraged. Proposals focused on the progression of MDS to AML are not within the scope of this funding.

Independent investigators at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and a faculty appointment at a non-profit academic, medical, or research institution in the U.S.

Applicants must be independent investigators with institutional support and their own laboratory.

Applicants may not have funding support for a similar project. U.S. citizenship is not required; visa documentation is not required.

For more information contact Erin Johnstone, Program Officer, at 617-279-2240, x710.

May 19, 2017
Partnership Opportunities

NEI Corporation is interested in partnership opportunities for the DoD & NASA SBIR / STTR topics listed below. NEI has domain expertise in the topics and can bolster your proposal in any one of the following ways:

  • Subcontractor to develop/provide specialty materials - coatings, powders, films and bulk
  • Use of NEI's facilities to produce and characterize materials
  • Materials characterization and testing
  • Battery fabrication and testing

Please feel free to contact us via email: SBIR-NEI@neicorporation.com

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