Featured Calls for Internal and External Opportunities.

June Featured Funding Opportunities

Tips for Finding Funding
  • The website funding.research.umich.edu, curated by the U-M Library, provides a more comprehensive listing of funding resources.
  • Searching resources like Grants.gov or ProQuest's Pivot (a service which U-M provides for use by staff and faculty) will yield more external opportunities. Both resources offer options for automated email updates based on your preferences and research area(s).

Please review this month's featured internal and external funding opportunities.


Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities

University of Michigan Precision Health

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The U-M Precision Health Scholars Awards will fund up to 12 grants in 2018.

Amounts: Up to $80,000 each.

Eligibility: Early-career investigators - postdocs, fellows, residents, trainees, or doctoral students - in innovative projects that advance precision health.

For questions, contact precisionhealth@umich.edu.

June 8, 2018
The University of Michigan MTRAC

College of Engineering MTRAC Transportation


The University of Michigan MTRAC Innovation Hub for Advanced Transportation announces the Summer 2018 Kickstart Award.

Proposals are being accepted for commercial viability and reduce the risk of early-stage technology. The Kickstart Award targets transportation technologies that address future or poorly met market needs in areas including mobility solutions, robotics and autonomy electric vehicle drivetrain, propulsion software, controls, data sensors advanced transportation materials, advanced manufacturing processes.

Amount: $35,000

For questions, contact Eric Petersen (ericp@umich.edu), MTRAC Program Director

June 22, 2018

External Funding Opportunities

Samsung logo
June 11, 2018
The 2018 Global Research Outreach (GRO) Program is seeking proposals in twenty-seven (27) research themes for world-leading universities. Funding is for one year and may be renewed 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, and chemistry. Other themes are welcome.

Eligibility: University professor or researcher. University shall accept GRO Research Agreement conditions as part of the proposal submission process.

Download 2018 GRO Proposal and Format Information.

Reach out to gro.usa@samsung.com.

National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR

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July 10, 2018
This is the new, extended deadline.

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I proposal deadline has been extended by one month from June 14, 2018, to July 10, 2018.

The National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs - also known as America's Seed Fund powered by NSF - provides small businesses with equity-free funding to conduct research and development (R&D) work. The funding is intended to allow recipients to bring innovative new products and services to market that drive the commercial success of the small business. The NSF SBIR program seeks innovative proposals that show promise of commercial and societal impact. We invite the submission of proposals in almost any area of science and technology (more information on our technical topics is available here).

Eligibility: Must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), Research.gov, and SBIR.gov. Must have a valid DUNS number.

Amount: Up to $225,000 over a period of 6 to 12 months.

The Regenerative Medicine Resource Center

July 27, 2018

The Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center announces the Summer 2018 cycle of its Interdisciplinary Translational Project (ITP) program.

Purpose/ Research Areas: 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.

Eligibility: Investigators from the U.S. and foreign academic/non-profit institutions, and from U.S. for-profit entities.

Amount: Up to $150,000 for one year.

For additional details visit the website.


Merck logo

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.

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.

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 a firm commitment from the university.

National Center for Responsible Gaming

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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

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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