Funding Opportunities

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Email Alert Groups 

We recommend that those seeking opportunities for funding add themselves to two lists in particular: ORSP-Announce and NIH-GROUP. Click here for more information and instructions on how to join these groups. 

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 PI effort to address reviewers’ critiques. PI must show financial need and requests will be evaluated by BMRC.
  • Medical School FAST TRACK Bridging Grant Program – Funds to prepare A1 when A0 submission was highly scored (i.e., within 5 percentile points of the Institute payline) and financial need is demonstrated; no scientific review if applicant is eligible and requirements completed.

Funding  

External Funding Opportunities (search databases) 

Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

External Limited Submissions

Opportunities for external funding where the sponsors limit the number of submissions allowed from the University. An internal selection process is required to determine which proposals will go forward. 

UPDATE: The new web-based UMMS Competition Space is the source for these internal competition announcements, foundation guidelines and the application submission process. On the UMMS Competition Space site, the PI will apply for the internal competition with their uniqname and level 1 (Kerberos) password. Note: Competition Space runs on IE 9+, Chrome, Firefox 3+, and Safari for Macintosh. 

Following are limited submission competitions currently being conducted by the Medical School Office of Research. 

American Diabetes Association:  Pathway to Stop Diabetes
Internal Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Phi Beta Psi Research Grant
Internal Deadline: May 1, 2014

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA)
Internal Deadline:  Friday, May 9, 2014

These limited submissions opportunities along with others are listed on the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) website as well. The ORSP website also contains an archive of past limited submissions competitions.

Internal Funding Opportunities

The following programs and departments offer occasional funding opportunities for internal U-M researchers. For more information about these programs, including updates about currently available funding, please visit the individual department's website by clicking on the links below.