UMMS Competition Space
Launched in 2014 by the U-M Medical School (UMMS) Office of Research, UMMS Competition Space is an innovative online platform that streamlines the process of finding, and applying for, funding opportunities through the U-M Medical School.
The following funding opportunities will now be posted, and can be applied for, through UMMS Competition Space:
- Bridging Support
- External Limited Submissions
- Pilot Grants
- Other Opportunities
Competition Space is updated regularly by the UMMS Office of Research as well as centers and institutes affiliated with the UMMS offering pilot program funding opportunities for biomedical research.
In compliance with the Medical School Centralized Pilot Programs Policy that went into effect on March 31, 2014, all UMMS administered pilot programs are now handled through Competition Space.
All future internal funding opportunities, including external non-federal limited submission announcements, will also be posted through UMMS Competition Space.
The following limited submission opportunities are posted in UMMS Competition Space:
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation - Mallinckrodt Scholar Program
Internal Deadline: November 20, 2014
Mary Kay Foundation Innovative / Translational Cancer Research Grant
Internal Deadline: December 5, 2014
St. Baldrick's Foundation Grants / Fellowships / Scholar Awards
Internal Deadline: December 12, 2014
UMMS Office of Research Bridging Support
- BMRC Bridging Support Program for Biomedical Research - Bridging for previously funded grants between A0 and A1 submissions. These would be for (1) competitive renewals or (2) new grants that are a continuation of previously funded research. Also eligible are new R01s from a component of a previously funded P/Center grants that have now failed. These options all must demonstrate Principal Investigator (PI) effort to address reviewers' critiques. PI must show financial need and requests will be evaluated by BMRC.
External Limited Submissions
External limited submissions are defined as opportunities for external funding where the sponsor(s) limit the number of submissions allowed from the University. An internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. Please review the following resources for available external limited submission funding opportunities:
- UMMS Competition Space – Maintained by the UMMS Office of Research, Competition Space is the source for internal competition announcements, funding guidelines, and the application submission process for external, non-federal opportunities managed by the UMMS Office of Research.
- Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) website – This website is maintained by the central campus Office of Research and Sponsored Projects and contains a complete list of limited submission opportunities university-wide. The ORSP website also contains an archive of past limited submission competitions.
External Funding Opportunities (search databases)
- Federal Grants (Grants.gov)
Search this database for federal grants from 26 different federal grant-making agencies.
- Foundation Directory Online (through Foundation Center)
NOTE: U-M access through U-M Library Search Tools (authentication required)
This database contains information on all foundations within the U.S. Click on the "Search Grantmakers" tab.
- Health Sciences Grants Information Portal (HS-GIP)
This guide aims to assist you in the U-M research experience by pointing you to relevant grant related resources as well as associated instructional opportunities, tutorials, and resources related to funding alerts.
- MLibrary Research Guides - Grants and Fundraising
This webpage on the MLibrary website offers explanations about various databases as well as tutorials.
- NSF Funding Opportunities
- Pivot (formerly Community of Science) - also see Tips from ORSP
This database contains information on grantmaking organizations worldwide.
- ScanGrants – A public service listing of grants and other funding types to support health research, programs and scholarship.
- SPIN (Sponsored Program Information Network) - also see Tips from ORSP
- U of M Foundation Relations - Foundation Funding for Faculty
(Kerberos password login required)
This website contains information on finding funding through foundations.
- Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices
Email Alert Groups
We recommend that those seeking opportunities for funding opt-in to receive Research Administration Post newsletters from the central campus Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP). When signing up for the ORSP newsletter, be sure to check the boxes that indicate you are interested in Health Sciences research (formerly the “NIH Group”).
Click here for more information and for instructions on how to join.