Funding Opportunities

UMMS Competition Space

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:  

  • Awards
  • Bridging Support
  • External Limited Submissions
  • Other Opportunities
  • Pilot Grants

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.

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.    

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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)

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.