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 Medical School offering pilot program funding opportunities for biomedical research. In compliance with the Medical School Centralized Pilot Programs Policy, all Medical School 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.    

Research Funding & Grants Guide

In partnership with the Medical School Office of Research, the U-M Office of Research & Sponsored Projects, U-M Foundation Relations, and UMHS Corporate & Foundation Relations, the U-M Library maintains the Research Funding & Grants Guide, a one-stop shop for finding information about research funding. The Guide is a central, campus-wide web portal for funding resources, grant-writing training and events, and more. No matter the type of funding (internal, external, or crowd-sourced) or information resource, the Guide will point you in the right direction.

Personalized Research Funding Search Consultation

Feeling overwhelmed with where and how to start looking for funding? Then simply go to the Research Funding & Grants Guide and submit a request to the U-M Library for a personalized research funding search consultation. The information experts at the Library will meet with you one-on-one to understand your research objectives and connect you to all of the tools you'll need for a successful search.

Visit the Research Funding & Grants Guide or contact the Library at for more information. 

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