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November Featured Funding Opportunities

Following are various funding opportunities that units or sponsors have recommended we feature. Please be sure to also check the University of Michigan Find Funding Portal for more comprehensive resources: http://funding.research.umich.edu.  


Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities
University of Michigan Mobility Transformation Center

MTC has started its next funding cycle sooner than in previous years. The aim is to finish the proposal review cycle by the end of this year and kick off the research projects in January 2017.

  • Automation
  • Business models
  • Congestion management and reduction
  • Connectivity
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Energy
  • Human Factors
  • Infrastructure Design and urban planning
  • Insurance implications
  • ITS Interoperability
  • Legal Issues
  • Mobility/Congestion
  • Public Policy
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Safety
  • Standards
  • Social Implications

See attached details. Send questions to Huei Peng.

Oral presentation:

Nov 17

University of Michigan Poverty Solutions

  1.  Collaborative academic-community research projects on strategies to prevent and alleviate poverty in Michigan, co-sponsored by the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center.
  2. Junior faculty informing strategies to prevent and alleviate poverty.
November 21, 2016
Center for RNA Biomedicine (CRB)


Call for Proposals: Funding is available for (up to) four (4) pilot projects.

Two projects focused on RNA in cancer:

  • RNA in protein
  • An open RNA topic

Each project must include two PIs affiliated with the CRB (at the time of application) who propose a new collaboration (which they have had no previous publication or grant).

Submit a single PDF of the entire proposal to Martina Jerant.

December 15, 2016

U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership

Call for Proposals

Accelerate the development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics, and other biomedical products that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care. Contact Thomas Marten, Coulter Program Director, or call (734) 647-1680 to learn more.

February 3, 2017


Description & Research Areas


External Funding Opportunities
Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF)

Community Health Impact Grant Program - Michigan Health Endowment Fund is awarding nearly $2 million through the Local Impact Grants Program to assist local communities in improving the health and wellness of children and senior residents to help reduce the cost of health care.

The 2017 Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles proactive grant address the lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, and childhood obesity in Michigan communities.

For more information visit Michigan Health Endowment Fund.  

November 7, 2016
Applications Due


November 11, 2016

Southwest National Primate Research Center (SNPRC)

The SNPRC Research Program provides opportunities and support for the use of SNPRC nonhuman primate resources in highly focused, short-term studies with a high likelihood of enhancing the value, utility, feasibility and attractiveness of nonhuman primates for biomedical research.

High priority is given to studies that propose to generate preliminary data for applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support future research projects.

Information on the 2017 SNPRC Pilot Grant Program can be found on SNPRC website.

November 28, 2016

7th Biopharma Innovation Cup Summer Camp offering advanced students in life sciences, data sciences, and business administration programs to attend a one-week free training program at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The initiative is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical industry.Biopharma Innovation Cup website.

November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Deadline Extended: AHA Merit Award Letters: The AHA Merit Award funds highly promising investigators with stellar track records of accomplishment, who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches that are aligned with the mission of the American Heart Association.

LOI - November 22, 2016

Children's Research Network 
The Letter of Intent may be submitted via Grants@Heart. Letter of Intent is not required but allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest.  

December 9, 2016

Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Funding Opportunities

  • Innovative Development Grants - two-year grants focused on developing tools that enrich our ability to identify novel approaches and/or tools to analyze data
  • Data Mining Grants - two-year grant uncovering patterns and knowledge from existing data sets that will inform standards and ontology for current and future cardiovascular disease-based data.
  • Data Mining Pilot Grants - one-year grant focused in the area of innovation or proof of concepts.

January 31, 2017
Burroughs The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Preterm Birth Initiative is now accepting applications. Diverse interdisciplinary group with expertise in genetics/genomics, immunology, microbiology, and proteomics along with the more traditional areas of parturition research. The initiative was created to increase the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying parturition and spontaneous preterm birth. December 1, 2016
(Note early deadline of 4:00 p.m. EST)

Symantec will award Ph.D. students one-year fellowship awards pursuing innovative research in security, cryptography, machine learning, data mining, and information security.

The fellowship provides up to $20,000 USD that may be used to cover one-year of the student's tuition fees and to reimburse research expenses incurred by the student.

 2017 Symantec Fellowship

December 2, 2016

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. View the Proposal Guidelines.

December 9, 2016

March 31, 2017

August 4, 2017

The 2017 Gund-Harrington Scholar Award supports innovative research efforts that could prevent, treat or cure blindness.Visit Harrington Discovery website.

January 13, 2017

The Translational Research Program has a goal of accelerating clinical applications of laboratory findings relevant to improved diagnosis and management of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other hematopoietic malignancies.

January 13, 2017

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences is awarded to 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.

Request for Nominations

March 2, 2017

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