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July Featured Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity Newsletter Changes Ahead!

Funding Opportunities will now be handled by fundingopps@umich.edu.

Change Ahead! Exciting changes are coming soon! We have made the strategic decision to move the sharing of these funding announcements to the new Research Development team within the U-M Office of Research (UMOR).

If you're a subscriber to this Funding Opportunities newsletter, trust that you will be automatically subscribed to the new publication.

We think you will be very pleased with our new methods of sharing funding opportunities. Not only will there be a new monthly newsletter but also a new Research Commons website (currently in the "soft launch" phase and under development). This new web resource will allow Research Development to share opportunities closer to the time they learn of them. So, please share your internal funding opportunities with fundingopps@umich.edu.

And while this is our last issue of The RAP - Funding Opportunities, we'll still communicate key research administration news through our RAP and RAPid publications. In fact, we're excited to devote even more attention to that.

Thank you for both your readership and your research leadership at the University of Michigan! Looking forward to communicating with you through other channels.


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).
  • We sometimes learn of opportunities belatedly. We will do our best to announce it within a reasonable time. We include these references to allow for your planning purposes.
Browse this month's featured internal and external funding opportunities and webinars.

Sponsor

Description & Research Areas

Deadline

Internal Funding Opportunities

The Michigan Center for Therapeutic Innovation (MCTI)

Micchigan Center for Therapeutic Innovation

Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI)

Fast Forward

July 12, 2019 (application)

July 26, 2019 (proposal)

The Michigan Center for Therapeutic Innovation (MCTI) and Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) accepting applications to accelerate the discovery and translation of therapeutic candidates at the University of Michigan. The fund supports the discovery and optimization of small molecule lead compounds for projects with a specific, novel, and testable drug discovery hypothesis.

Research Area: Selected projects receive funding and resources to support medicinal chemistry efforts through MCTI and funding for drug design, assay development, cell biology, structural biology, and pharmacology.

Amount: Up to $150,000 for each award for up to 18 months.

For additional information and to apply, view the website.

Mcity
 
July 31, 2019

Mcity is accepting applications for research, develop and deploy new mobility concepts, with near-term research focus on both engineering and “beyond engineering” topics related to connected and automated vehicle technologies.

Research Areas: View the RFP for research topics that focus on four (4) main areas of outcomes:

  • Safety
  • Efficiency
  • Accessibility
  • Commercial/Economic Viability

Amount: $1.9M (some funds may be used to support Mcity postdoctoral researchers).

View the Mcity Proposal Instructions.

Please send your Mcity questions to Huei Peng at hpeng@umich.edu and Vicki Waters at watersvg@umich.edu.

 
Michigan Diabetes Research Center

Michigan Diabetes Research Center
August 5, 2019

The Michigan Diabetes Research Center promotes the following grant programs:

  • Brehm Research Award in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Michigan Diabetes Research Center Pilot/Feasibility Grant Program
  • Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) Diabetes Interdisciplinary Study Program 

       Eligibility: Instructional, research or clinical track UM faculty 

The 2019-20 William and Delores Brehm Research Award in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Brehm T1D) purpose is to promote research in type 1 diabetes mellitus. The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency.

Research Areas: In the areas of basic biomedical, clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, health services, or translational research and should address key questions regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and its complications.

Amount: Up to $50,000

For more information visit the website or the Competition Space website to apply.


The Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program purpose is to promote research in diabetes. The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the pace of research and enable awardees to generate sufficient preliminary data for successful applications for major research funding from the NIH or other national granting agency. 

Research Areas: In the areas of basic biomedical or clinical research and should address key questions regarding the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example obesity, metabolic syndrome, counter-regulatory proteins).

Amount: Up to $50,000

For more information visit the website or the Competition Space website to apply.


The Diabetes Interdisciplinary Studies Program (DISP) purpose is to promote new interdisciplinary collaboration between TWO or more members of the University of Michigan faculty from DISTINCT disciplines to focus their combined research strengths on cutting-edge areas in diabetes research. The intent is to foster synergistic collaboration between faculty members to advance scientific inquiry.

Research Areas: In the areas of basic biomedical or clinical research and should address key questions in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, or control of diabetes, its complications, or related endocrine or metabolic disorders (for example obesity, metabolic syndrome, counter-regulatory proteins). The goal of the DISP is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agency. 

Amount: Up to $100,000

For more information visit the website or the Competition Space website to apply.

External Funding Opportunities

National Center For Responsible Gaming (NCRG)

August 1, 2019

September 3, 2019

The Scientific Advisory Board of the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is pleased to invite grant applications for research that explores the full spectrum of gambling behaviors from healthy to disordered.

Research Areas: Specifically interested in policy-relevant research in a wide range of disciplines including economics, public health, cultural anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and public policy. This request for applications (RFA) is in effect for both Large Grant and Seed Grant applicants.

Eligibility: No geographic limitation.

View the RFA document for more information on application forms and deadlines.

Semiconductor Research Corporation

July 1 - 10, 2019

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is soliciting white papers in the areas of Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT), Logic and Memory Devices (LMD), AI Hardware (AIHW), Packaging (PKG) and Packaging "CHIRP" (PKG CHIRP).

Research Area: The white paper solicitations, needs documents, and instructions for submissions can be found at:

Eligibility: Principal investigator or a research team.

 

PhRMA Foundation

August 1, 2019

The PhRMA Foundation is accepting innovative research proposals in the area of Value Assessment in 2020 to identify and address challenges in research conducted to assess the value of medicines and health care services to improve health and care efficiency.

Research Area: Research assessing the value of medicines and health care services.

Eligibility: Open to all individuals and organizations with training in health economics, outcomes research, clinical sciences or health care evaluation. Eligible applicants should hold an advanced degree in a field of study logically or functionally related to the proposed activities, such as a Ph.D. or equivalent. At least one collaborator must also have a firm commitment from an accredited U.S. university or research organization.

Amount: Levels up to $100,000 for a one-year period.

The full brochure can also be accessed online.

For more information, please contact the PhRMA Foundation at 202-572-7756 or foundation@phrma.org.

 

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

August 8, 2019

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is pleased to announce the 2019 Bridge to Independence Award. The BTI Award program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships. 

Research Areas: Research that spans the breadth of science that SFARI normally supports, including genetics, molecular mechanisms, circuits and systems, and clinical science. While we encourage applications from postdoctoral fellows who are working on autism-related projects, we would like to stress that this award is also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and have the expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.

Eligibility: U.S. or Canadian research postdoctoral fellows who intend to seek tenure-track faculty positions and are working on autism-related projects. Also open to researchers who are not currently working on autism but who are interested in starting research projects in this area and have the expertise that could be brought to bear on this complex disorder.

Amount: $495,000 over three years.

Detailed information and application instructions are available here.


Winter 2020 Pilot Award                                                                                                        September 13, 2019
 
SFARI promotes the Pilot Award to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk but with the potential for transformative results.

Eligibility: All applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or another research facility. In addition, eligible applicants must have independent lab space at their institution. No citizenship or country requirement.

Amount: Up to $300,000, including 20% indirect costs, over a period of up to two (2) years.

Detailed information and application instructions are available here.
PhRMA Foundation

September 1, 2019

The PhRMA Foundation is accepting applications for three 2020 award programs starting July 17. The programs are:

  • Pharmaceutics
  • Informatics
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology

Research Areas: Three programs include:

  • Pharmaceutics - focused on drug delivery systems - in particular, the design and evaluation of contemporary pharmaceutical dosage forms and systems to ensure their safety, efficacy, and reliability.
  • Informatics - to promote the development and use of novel informatics in an integrative approach toward understanding normal processes of human biology and disease processes.
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology - supports career development activities of scientists embarking on research that integrates information on molecular or cellular mechanisms of action with information on the effects of an agent observed in an intact organism, in an experimental animal or clinical studies or both.

Eligibility: U.S. or non-U.S. citizens:

  • Pharmaceutics - Must hold a Pharm.D or a BS or MS from an accredited school in pharmacy or a related area.
  • Informatics - full-time students who will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated.
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology - must be full-time, in-residence pharmacology or toxicology students enrolled in U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.

Amount: $25,000 per year, up to two years.

For more information or to apply, visit the PhRMA Foundation website, or call 202-572-7756.

International Opportunities
Canada Gairdner International Awards October 1, 2019

Gairdner is pleased to announce the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Awards. The Gairdner Awards program promotes outstanding scientist who has made seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constituting an original and significant achievement in biomedical science.

Research areas: Seven awards are given:

  • The Canada Gairdner International Award - five are given for biomedical research.
  • The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award - specifically for impact on global health issues.
  • The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award - reserved for a Canadian scientist showcasing scientific excellence and leadership.

Eligibility: The Gairdner Foundation confirms its strong commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Special emphasis is given to sourcing competitive nominations of members of groups underrepresented in scientific awards and in the research community at large, including but not limited to women, visible minorities, indigenous persons and individuals with disabilities.

Amount: Each award will receive $100,000 CDN.

Detailed information and application instructions are available here.

External Events
University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)

July 22, 2019

UIDP is hosting an informative webinar about the Sony Research Award Program. The webinar will consist of 20 minutes of presentation and the rest for Q&A from the audience.

Presenter: Mark Ortiz, Manager of the Strategy & Planning Office for Sony Electronics' U.S.                    Research Center
Date: July 22, 2019 (Note the date has been changed)
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET

Register today.

For more information on the Sony Research Award Program visit the website.

 
Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 2019
 
July 22-23, 2019

Organic Chemistry 2019 is glad to welcome you to attend the 2nd International Conference on Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 2019.

Event Title: Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 2019
Date: July 22-23, 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium.

See the website for more information and to register.

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