Featured Calls for Internal and External Opportunities.

May 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

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

U-M Precision Health logo

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

External Funding Opportunities

University Research Association (URA)

Universities Research Assn. logo

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.

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.


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.

The PhRMA Foundation
PhRMA logo

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 logo

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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