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Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities

Sustainability Funding Opportunities for U-M Faculty

Graham Sustainability Institute

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

Fast Track Grants up to $2,500


The Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP)

University of Michigan 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. Interest is already high.
Kristin Burgard, burgardk@umich.edu.
First come, first served.
University of Michigan Precision Health

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The U-M Precision Health Investigators Awards will fund up to 12 awards in 2018 and will fund additional new projects in 2019. 

Amount: Up to $300,000 over two years to support research projects that advance the field of precision health.

Eligibility: U-M full-time faculty members with a primary appointment in research, instructional (tenure), or clinical tracks.

April 30, 2018

Full Proposal: June 2018

Depression Center

University of Michigan Depression Center

Depression Center funding may be used to gather additional and new quantitative or qualitative pilot data, refine methodology, test tools, analyze data, or further any aspect of depression-related research.

Eligibility: students, residents, fellows, or post-doctoral candidates.

Amount: $10,000

Contact Debbra Galanti at debgal@med.umich.edu.

May 15, 2018

External Funding Opportunities

University Research Association (URA)

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August 27, 2018

The URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP)

Purpose/ Research Areas: Work at Fermilab/ high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission.

Eligibility: Researchers who are faculty, postdocs, or graduate students at URA-member universities.

Amount: Up to $50,000 per year. May include travel and local lodging expenses during a series of short visits or salary support and round-trip travel expenses for an extended visit. Not included are indirect costs, tuition, fees, and other administrative expenses.

American Diabetes Association

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April 16, 2018

Innovative Basic
Science Awards

Amount: $115,000/year 
Research Area: etiology or pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications
Eligibility: Any level faculty

 Innovative Clinical/Translational Science Awards
Amount: $200,000/year
Research Area: Approaches that accelerate/transition scientific discoveries into clinical application with human subjects, human samples and/or data, and offer considerable promise for advancing cure, prevention, or treatment.
Eligibility: Authorized to work in the U.S.

Junior Faculty Development Awards: $138,000/year for up to 4 years that support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers.
Eligibility: Full-time independent faculty with <10 years of research experience since their terminal degree and no previous or current NIH support. Authorized to work in the U.S.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: $47,484 - $55,581/year for up to 3 years
Eligibility: Researchers (Ph.D., MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, or equivalent) 

Minority* Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards: $47,484 - $55,581/year for up to 3 years for researchers underrepresented in biomedical research. 
Eligibility: Ph.D., MD, PharmD, DO, DPM, equivalent

 Minority* Undergraduate Internship Awards (training in lab of current ADA-funded investigators): $3,000 one-time stipend to provide a mentored diabetes research experience to undergraduate minority students underrepresented in biomedical research.
Eligibility: Association-funded investigators for training of a minority undergraduate student working in laboratory.


Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)

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April 16, 2018

Full Proposal due June 4, 2018

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is accepting proposals in the area of Intelligent Cognitive Assistants (ICA).
Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (FW-HTF) program offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The International Foundation for Ethical Research

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April 30, 2018

The International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) is accepting a pre-proposal application for 2018-2019 Graduate Fellowships.

IFER Graduate Fellowships are one-year grants (renewable annually for up to three years) of up to $12,500 for projects that support the development, acceptance, and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing or education.

Amount: $12,500 per year (renewable annually for up to three years).

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance
May 14, 2018

Collaborative Research Development Grant involves creative, original, and hold the most promise in the areas of screening and early detection, etiology and prevision, molecular therapeutics, cancer biology, and genetics.

Amount: $300,000 annually for three years.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty appointments.

Liz Tilberis Early Career Award involves creative, original, and hold the most promise in the areas of early detection, prevention, treatment, and translational ovarian cancer research.

Amount: $150,000 

Eligibility: Junior faculty with M.D. or Ph.D. degree in the first five (5) years of first academic appointment after having completed their fellowship or post-doctoral training (Assistant Professor or equivalent).

Ann Schreiber Mentored Investigator Award - funding for trainees working under the supervision of a mentor in laboratory, clinical or epidemiology research.

Amount: $75,000 

Eligibility: Clinical fellows (Gynecologic Oncology, Medical Oncology) or Post-doctoral fellows with an M.D. or Ph.D. degree, and latter with  no more than five (5) years out of their terminal degree.

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August 15, 2018

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is celebrating its 350th anniversary to stimulate innovative research in challenging areas.

Amount: Up to EUR 350,000/year for 3 years.

Healthy Lives / Drug Discovery: Identify and characterize the next game-changing molecule or technology to help cure cancer or autoimmune disease.

The PhRMA Foundation
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September 1, 2018

The PhRMA Foundation offers grants and fellowships in Informatics, Pharmacology/ Toxicology, and Pharmaceutics

Amount: $20,000/year for our Pre Doctoral Fellowships to $100,000 for our Research Starter Grants.

Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. with firm commitment from university.

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May 1, 2018

August 1, 2018

September 4, 2018

The National Center for Responsible Gaming has announced grant proposal deadlines for 2018 calendar year. Funding mechanisms include Travel Grant, Seed Grant, Early Stage Investigator Grant, and Large Grant.

Eligible applicants: The Principal Investigator must have a Ph.D., MD or other terminal degrees.

Call for Papers or Nominations

International Workshop in Connection with Industrial Conference on Data Mining

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International Workshops in Connection with Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM).
Call for workshop papers.

International Workshop on Data Mining in Marketing, DMM 2018 
International Workshop Case-Based Reasoning, CBR-MD 2018 

Advanced Internet of Things for Medicine and Others - loTMO 2018

International Workshop on Multimedia Forensic Data Analysis, Forensic 2018 
April 20, 2018
Digital Media and Development Minds

The Digital Media and Developing Minds National interdisciplinary Congress brings together scientists and researchers in the fields of neuroscience, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, communications, education, public health, epidemiology and others to study the impacts of digital media

Abstracts Due:
July 27

Oct 15-18, 2018


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