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June 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.

Research 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. 

More information:

June 14, 2017

External Funding Opportunities

2017 SAMSUNG Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program

Funding up to $100,000 per year and may be renewed for up to three years with measured annual research outcomes and the necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG.

Research areas: Wide variety of themes that touch on engineering, information, chemistry.

Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome.

Download 2017 GRO leaflet.

Reach out to gro.usa@samsung.com with any questions.

Friday, June 9, 2017
(*This deadline is important to accommodate time zone.)
American Heart Association


Uncovering New Patterns in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Grant

Amount: $150,000 over 1 year

Uncovering New Patterns Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Grant
$150,000 over two years.

Competitive Catalyst Renewal Grant

Data Grant Portfolio 
See details on all AHA Precision Medicine grants with June deadlines.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 






National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

View all Requests for Proposals

  • Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of the Pulmonary Veins (ACD/MPV)
    Amount: Up to $50,000,  
  • Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)
    Amount: Up to $50,000.
  • Cat Eye Syndrome
    Amount: $50,000.

  • Malonic Aciduria
    Amount: $50,000.
  • Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome
    up to $31,000.
June 23, 2017

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network is collaborating with Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) team to seek proposals that use clinical pathways to address a quality improvement initiative along the continuum of care for breast cancer patients.

View RFP details on the NCCN website. The maximum. Collectively, $2 million is available to fund several proposals.

If you have any questions regarding this RFP, please direct them in writing to the Pfizer Grant Officer for this clinical area, Jacqueline Waldrop at Jacqueline.Waldrop@pfizer.com with the subject line, “2017 Clinical Pathways in Breast Cancer.” 

June 26, 2017

Rally Foundation

Pre-Application (Preproposal)

Request for Application

The Rally Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for pediatric cancers and AYA, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors through the DoD CDMRP Peer Review Cancer Program (PRCRP).

The executive summary is the request for the inclusion of pediatrics and AYA in the DoD CDRMP.

Two (2) funding opportunities:

Idea Award with Special Focus

Eligible Applicants: Independent investigator with a faculty-level appointment (or equivalent).

Key Mechanism Elements:

  1. Supports innovative, untested high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research that are relevant to Service Members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
  2. Emphasis on innovation and military relevance/impact.
  3. Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  4. Preliminary data discouraged.
  5. Clinical Trials are not allowed.

Funding: Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs). The maximum period of performance is 2 years.

Translational Team Science Award

Eligible Applicants: 1) At least two and up to three PIs must partner in one overarching correlative or translational research study in at least one of the required FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas; 2) the PI must be at or above the level of Assistant Professor or equivalent; and 3) at least one military/Department of Veterans Affairs investigator is encouraged to be included as an equal partner.

Key Mechanism Elements:

  • Supports hypothesis-driven translational studies that are associated with an ongoing or completed clinical trial; are focused on research for the next-phase clinical research.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Encourages research in quality of life, metastatic precursor lesions, prognosis, longitudinal cancer risk studies.
  • Preliminary data are required.
  • Clinical trials are allowed.

Funding: Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs). Maximum period of performance is four (4) years.

For further information, please e-mail to:
cdmrpwebmaster@cdmrp.org - for download related questions.
Help@ebrap.org - for program announcement related questions.

June 30, 2017
(Preproposal - required)

September 28, 2017
(Application - invitation only)


The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation

Request for Proposals

The Ethel and James Flinn Foundation announced they are accepting proposals from non-profit organizations that deliver mental health care and services in southeast Michigan (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw).

See the following links for details:

For information go to the website or contact the Foundation at 313-309-3436.

July 13, 2017

The National Center for Responsible Gaming

National Center for Responsible Gaming

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

Ruth Mott Foundation Applewood

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.

August 4, 2017

The PhRMA Foundation

Request for Proposal

The PhRMA Foundation offers grants and fellowships in Informatics, Pharmacology/ Toxicology and Pharmaceutics ranging from $20K/year for our Pre-Doctoral Fellowships to $100K for our Research Starter Grants.

Eligible Applicants: Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicant must have a firm commitment from an accredited U.S. school or university. Must have necessary documentation described under the specific awards.

Visit PhRMA Foundation for program details.  Questions please email Joanne Westphal or call 202-572-7756.

September 1, 2017

Request for Proposal (RFPs)

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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


Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)


Request for Proposals

The Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are announcing a jointly funded program of Synthetic Biology (SemiSynBio). Proposals must first be submitted to NSF, and then follow steps to submit to SRC:

  • Only U.S. universities are eligible.
  • Proposals must be submitted to both NSF and SRC.
  • Proposals may be submitted beginning October 2, 2017.
  • The proposal must be submitted to SRC no later than October 30, 2017.

Proposals should address at least three of the five research areas:

  1. Advancing basic and fundamental research by exploring new programmable models of computation, communication, and memory based on synthetic biology.
  2. Enriching the knowledge base and addressing foundational questions at the interface of biology and semiconductors.
  3. Promoting the frontier of research in the design of new bio-nano hybrid devices based on sustainable materials, including carbon- based systems that tests the physical size limit in transient electronics.
  4. Designing and fabricating hybrid semiconductor-biological microelectronic systems based on living cells for next-generation of information processing functionalities.
  5. Integrating scaling-up and manufacturing technologies involving electronic and synthetic biology characterization instruments with CAD-like software tools.

Go to the website for more information on the Synthetic Biology areas or to Victor Zhirnov (victor.zhirnov@src.org, 919-941-9454).

October 30, 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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