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December Featured Funding Opportunities

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Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities
  Call for Proposals: Funding is available for (up to) four (4) pilot projects.

Two projects focused on RNA in cancer:
  • RNA in protein misfolding
  • An open RNA topic
December 15, 2016

The Exercise and Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) pilot grants will be awarded in the following ESSI Grand Challenge areas:
  1. Wise wearable sensor technology;
  2. Injury prevention, diagnosis, and management;
  3. Individualized augmented reality and virtual reality;
  4. Sports and learning analytics;
  5. Improved physical activity across the lifespan from childhood to elderly.


Tenured/tenure-track faculty and research faculty (research scientists and research professors) at any rank are eligible to apply.

PIs ideally from multiple units (school, departments, and colleges), bringing collaborative research teams together.

Proposers are encouraged to address how Pilot grants lead to potential extramural (federal, agency, industry, or foundation/organization) continuation funding at the close of the pilot grant period.

Projects with total funding up to $200,000 over two years will be considered. Learn more about this ESSI funding opportunity

January 20, 2017

Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award

U-M faculty are invited to apply for the MIP Scholars Award, a new funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018. The award will support U-M faculty who are interested in implementing and evaluating mental health services or clinical interventions that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan.

January 23, 2017
The Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Scholars award will be given to a University of Michigan early career faculty member or fellow who conveys a passionate interest in a future research career that advances knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders.

The nominee must be a member of the University of Michigan Depression Center.
January 23, 2017

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
External Funding Opportunities
Merck KGaA

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.

For more information and to submit applications go to the Biopharma Innovation Cup website.

Through January 31, 2017


AHA Winter Opportunities have not been fully announced, but are expected soon with due dates anticipated for February. When ready, we will share at http://orsp.umich.edu/aha.  

Children's Research Network 

The Letter of Intent for AHA Children's Research Network 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.  

Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Funding Opportunities

The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine aim to advance the science and practice of personalized medicine to improve cardiovascular health through a suite of 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.

December 9, 2016

January 31, 2017

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

Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute - The 2017 Gund-Harrington Scholar Award supports innovative research efforts that could prevent, treat or cure blindness.

For more information and how to apply, 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 Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

SPARK Clinical Site Network Request for Applications

SPARK is a SFARI initiative intended to recruit, engage and retain a community of 50,000 individuals with autism and their family members in the U.S.

View website for more information. SFARI will hold an informational conference call on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

January 13, 2017
2017 Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships

Letter of Intent

Autism Speaks announces Predoctoral Fellowships for promising young scientist who plans to make autism-related research the focus of their careers. Invite applications from predoctoral students who are committed to autism research and whose mentors are leading scientists in the autism field. 

January 18, 2017
L'Oreal USA for Women in Science

The 2017 L'Oreal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.

Applications accepted from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

February 3, 2017

National Research Foundation


Applications for NRF Fellowship Scheme are accepted from early career researchers with post-doctoral experience in any discipline of science and technology to lead research in Singapore -- a five-year research grant of up to approximately $2.15 million. See NRF website.

February 28, 2017

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences award for 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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