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January Featured Funding Opportunities

Please review this month's featured funding opportunities.
For access to more comprehensive resources visit the University of Michigan Find Funding Portal, facilitated by the U-M Library, accessible via funding.research.umich.edu. 
Email subscriptions to resources like Pivot or Grants.gov will yield more external opportunities specific to your research area.


Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities

The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine (MPWRM) Resource Center

Request for Pre-Proposal

The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine (MPWRM) Resource Center is currently soliciting pre-proposals for its Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) program. The objective of this one-year funding mechanism is to support specific technology development activities which establish technology readiness towards submission of IND/IDE applications to the FDA for therapies in the dental, oral, and craniofacial space. The program funds one-year award of up to $150,000.

Eligibility: Applications are accepted from teams and investigators from U.S. and foreign academic/non-profit institutions, and from U.S. for-profit entities.

For more more information go to the website or contact Mutsumi Yoshida.

January 12, 2018

Sustainability Funding Opportunities for U-M Faculty

Letter of Intent

The Graham Sustainability Institute catalyzes and facilitates sustainability-focused collaborations involving faculty, students, and external stakeholders.

Three Requests for Proposals are now open for faculty from all U-M schools and colleges:

Transformation Grants offer up to $100,000 per year for 1-2 years for collaborative research and assessment projects that develop sustainability solutions. Letter of Intent due January 29, 2018.

Catalyst Grants offer up to $10,000 over 8-months for collaborative research activities including workshops and conferences, project planning, and white papers. Letter of Intent due February 12, 2018.

Fast Track Grants up to $2,500 are available to early-stage investigators from units with limited research support for work requiring limited funding or seed money for large initiatives. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Visit the Graham funding webpage for full details and to apply.

January 29, 2018 and February 12, 2018

Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Seed Funding Program

Request for Proposal

The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project Seed Funding Program is soliciting proposals conforming to the mission of MMPP for the peaceful uses of atomic/nuclear processes and energy; non-nuclear/atomic related proposals not accepted (e.g., wind energy).

Eligibility: Faculty, emeritus and research faculty, with student involvement; preference is given to projects that propose to seek external funding.

Award: Maximum of three (3) grants at $25,000 per grant (or $75,000-equivalent)

Learn more, visit: http://energy.umich.edu/news-events/news/2016/12/19/2017-mmpp-seed-grant-project-proposals-are-now-being-accepted.

January 31, 2018

The Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program

Request for Proposal

The Coulter Program funds collaborative translational research projects between Engineering and Clinical faculty co-investigators. The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, Diagnostics, and other biomedical product concepts that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in healthcare. The program funds 5-7 projects per year for an average of over $100,000 each.

Coulter funding does not require a departmental funding match or cost-sharing of salaries.

Eligible applicants: Each project must involve a collaboration between UM faculty from any college of the engineering department and a practicing clinician from a clinical department. Each project is mentored by a team of industry experts to guide projects to the point of start-up, partnering with industry, and/or follow-on funding.

For more information visit the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program webpage. For questions, please contact Thomas Marten, Coulter Program Director, at tmarten@umich.edu or (734) 647-1680.

February 2, 2018

Exercise & Sport Science Initiative


University of Michigan's Exercise & Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) aims to optimize physical performance and health for people of all ages and abilities. 

Amount: ESSI will award up to four pilot grants (up to $150,000 per award over 2 years) and up to four stimulus grants (up to $50,000 per award over one year) that address one or more of the grand challenge areas.
Research Grand Challenge Areas: 
  • Wise wearable sensor technology 
  • Injury prevention, diagnosis and management
  • Individualized augmented and virtual reality
  • Sports and learning analytics
  • Improved physical activity across the lifespan
February 12, 2018
Economic Growth Institute The Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) is now accepting applications for technology development projects between Michigan small businesses (<500 employees) and public universities for 2018. Apply at economicgrowth.umich.edu/scip/.
This is a first come, first served process and interest is already high. Kristin Burgard, burgardk@umich.edu, 734.998.6626
First come, first served.

External Funding Opportunities

American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS - American Council of Learned Societies
This program supports digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences. It is hoped that these grants will help advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research projects.
Up to $150,000.
January 10, 2018

American Heart Association


American Heart Association

The American Heart Association new programs are open to all academic disciplines.

Eligible applicants: Biology, chemistry, mathematics, technology, physics, etc.) and all health-related professions (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, physical and occupational therapists, statisticians, nutritionists, policy scientists, etc.). Clinical, translational, population and basic scientists are encouraged to apply. AHA strongly encourages women to apply, underrepresented minorities in the sciences, and those who have experienced varied and non-traditional career trajectories.

Award Offerings:

  • Institutional Undergraduate Student Award
  • AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
  • AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award Cardiovascular Medicine Grants - visit http://institute.heart.org to learn more.
  • Strategically Focused Research Networks
  • Career Development Award

2017 - 2018 Offerings:

Various - see AHA



Request for Proposal

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.

Contact: research@cisco.com


Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

Letter of Intent

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation has launched the Entrepreneurial Investing Initiative dedicated funding mechanism to support product-oriented research and development to improve the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Eligibility: Companies and academic investigators.

Amount: Up to $500,000 per project per year

For more information go to the website or contact entrepreneurship@

January 22, 2018

Leukemia Research Foundation


Letter of Intent

Amount: Up to $100,000 for one year.

Eligibility and Research Areas: New Investigators focusing on leukemia, lymphoma, MDS, and multiple myeloma.

Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens and project undertaken outside the U.S. will be considered.

Eligibility: New investigators are considered to be within seven (7) years of their first independent position. Years as a resident physician, fellow physician, or post-doctoral fellow are considered to be training years. Applicants with an NIH KO8 or K23 are eligible.

Not Eligible: A single grant of $175,00 or greater in total direct costs per year, NIH RO1 funding, VA Merit Award or equivalent, career development awards from other national foundations are excluded. Renewal applications will not be accepted.

February 1, 2018

Guidelines for Letter of Intent


L'Oreal USA For Women in Science Program

Request for Applications

The L'Oreal USA For Women in Science fellowship program is seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Eligibility: Women must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral research position by February 2, 2018.

Amount: Up to five (5) grants of $60,000 each.

Visit LOrealUSA.com/ForWomenInScience to learn more and apply.

For questions or require additional information, please email Rachel.Pacifico@loreal.com.

February 2, 2018

Call for Papers

Mass Data Analysis
Mass Data Analysis

Call for Papers

The 13th International Conference on Mass Data Analysis of Images and Signals, MDA 2018, with Applications in Medicine, r/g/b Biotechnology, Food Industries and Dietetics, Biometry and Security, and Agriculture, Drug Discover, and System Biology.

Date: July 7 – 10, 2018
Place: New York, USA

The scope of conference is to bring together researcher, practitioners, and industry
people who are dealing with mass analysis of images and signals to present and discuss recent research in these fields.

The goals of this conference are to:

  • provide a forum for identifying important contributions and opportunities for research on mass data analysis on microscopic images,
  • promote the systematic study of how to apply automatic image analysis and interpretation procedures to that field showcase applications of mass data analysis in biology, medicine, and chemistry.

For more information go to the MDA Website.

February 15, 2018


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