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January Featured Funding Opportunities

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Description & Research Areas


Internal University of Michigan Funding Opportunities

The Exercise and Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) pilot grants will be awarded in the following ESSI Grand Challenge areas:
  1. Wise wearable sensor technology;
  2. Injury prevention, diagnosis, and management;
  3. Individualized augmented reality and virtual reality;
  4. Sports and learning analytics;
  5. Improved physical activity across the lifespan from childhood to elderly.


Tenured/tenure-track faculty and research faculty (research scientists and research professors) at any rank are eligible to apply.

PIs ideally from multiple units (school, departments, and colleges), bringing collaborative research teams together.

Proposers are encouraged to address how Pilot grants lead to potential extramural (federal, agency, industry, or foundation/organization) continuation funding at the close of the pilot grant period.

Projects with total funding up to $200,000 over two years will be considered. Learn more about this ESSI funding opportunity.

January 20, 2017

Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award

U-M faculty are invited to apply for the MIP Scholars Award, a new funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018. The award will support U-M faculty who are interested in implementing and evaluating mental health services or clinical interventions that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan.

January 23, 2017
The Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Scholars award will be given to a University of Michigan early career faculty member or fellow who conveys a passionate interest in a future research career that advances knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders.

The nominee must be a member of the University of Michigan Depression Center.
January 23, 2017

Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP)

Proposals for the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project (MMPP) to conform to the mission for the peaceful uses of atomic/nuclear processes and energy.

Eligibility: faculty, emeritus and research faculty, with student involvement.

Preference given to projects that propose to seek external funding. Non-nuclear/atomic related proposal will not be accepted or reviewed.

For more information view a list of funded projects from 2013 through 2016.

January 27, 2017
Call for Proposals

Accelerate the development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics, and other biomedical products that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care. Contact Thomas Marten, Coulter Program Director, or call (734) 647-1680 to learn more.
February 3, 2017

Applications to initiate new research projects or to extend existing projects that aim to define, explain, or mitigate impacts of environmental exposures during vulnerable stages of life. Research-community partnerships are encouraged. Additional information about the M-LEEaD Center and this Pilot project Program can be found on the Center's website.

Eligibility: Any member of the University of Michigan faculty (tenure-track or research track). A proposal should have only a single PI.

Estimate of 4-6 awards will be made of $25,000 - $50,000 each.

Follow this link for more details and to submit applications electronically.

For questions please contact Michelle Daoud, M-LEEaD Project Coordinator.

February 6, 2017

Letter of Intent

The Graham Sustainability Institute's Emerging Opportunities Program supports collaborative sustainability research and assessment activities that span multiple disciplines and sectors and connect science to real-world decisions and actions.

The next round of Catalyst Grants is under way. These 8-month grants of up to $10,000 each are available for a wide range of collaborative activities including workshops and conferences, project planning, and white papers.

See U-M Graham website for additional program information.


February 13, 2017 (Required)
External Funding Opportunities

7th Biopharma Innovation Cup Summer Camp offering advanced students in life sciences, data sciences, and business administration programs to attend a one-week free training program at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. The initiative is designed to support the professional development of post-graduate students interested in the pharmaceutical industry.

For more information and to submit applications go to the Biopharma Innovation Cup website.

Through January 31, 2017



Children's Research Network 

The Letter of Intent for AHA Children's Research Network may be submitted via Grants@Heart. Letter of Intent is not required but allows AHA staff to estimate the potential peer review workload and to avoid potential conflicts of interest.  

Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine Funding Opportunities

The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine aim to advance the science and practice of personalized medicine to improve cardiovascular health through a suite of Innovative Development Grants - two-year grants focused on developing tools that enrich our ability to identify novel approaches and/or tools to analyze data

Data Mining Grants - two-year grant uncovering patterns and knowledge from existing data sets that will inform standards and ontology for current and future cardiovascular disease-based data.

Data Mining Pilot Grants - one-year grant focused in the area of innovation or proof of concepts.

January 31, 2017

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.

December 9, 2016

March 31, 2017

August 4, 2017

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

Request for Proposal

National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has received a research grant to support NCCN
investigator initiated clinical, preclinical and correlative studies of TAGRISSO™
(osimertinib) in the treatment of systemic or CNS EGFRm+ non-small cell lung cancer (NCLC).

See Request for Proposal that outlines the scope and process for the submission of proposals.

January 12, 2017

Foundation Fighting Blindness and Harrington Discovery Institute - The 2017 Gund-Harrington Scholar Award supports innovative research efforts that could prevent, treat or cure blindness.

For more information and how to apply, visit Harrington Discovery website.

January 13, 2017

The Translational Research Program has a goal of accelerating clinical applications of laboratory findings relevant to improved diagnosis and management of leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other hematopoietic malignancies.

January 13, 2017

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

SPARK Clinical Site Network Request for Applications

SPARK is a SFARI initiative intended to recruit, engage and retain a community of 50,000 individuals with autism and their family members in the U.S.

View website for more information. SFARI will hold an informational conference call on Thursday, December 15, 2016.

January 13, 2017
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO)

Request for Applications

The NIH-funded ECHO (Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes) program is a collaboration among Michigan institutions for Prenatal Exposures and Child Health Outcomes: A Statewide Study (1 UG3 OD023285-01).

Eligibility: Various disciplines including but not limited to public health, pediatrics. Local grants program to support original research. Underrepresented scientific researchers are encouraged to apply

Two one-year grants of $50,000 will be awarded.

Submissions, inquiries about use of the cohorts, and requests for access to the grant application should be emailed to our study office.

January 15, 2017

Letter of Intent - 2017 Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowships

Autism Speaks announces Predoctoral Fellowships for promising young scientist who plans to make autism-related research the focus of their careers. Invite applications from predoctoral students who are committed to autism research and whose mentors are leading scientists in the autism field. 

January 18, 2017

The 2017 L'Oreal For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.

Applications accepted from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

February 3, 2017


Applications for NRF Fellowship Scheme are accepted from early career researchers with post-doctoral experience in any discipline of science and technology to lead research in Singapore -- a five-year research grant of up to approximately $2.15 million. See NRF website.

February 28, 2017

The Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences award for individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The topic of the 2017 Dreyfus Prize is Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.

Request for Nominations

March 2, 2017

Letters of Intent

The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience has selected four projects to receive the 2017 Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards. The awards will total $1.2 million over three years for research on the biology of brain diseases.

The projects support innovative research by U.S. scientists who are studying neurological and psychiatric disease, especially those related to memory and cognition.

March 27, 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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