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.


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. 

     There are no limited submission opportunities open at this time.


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.

External Funding Opportunities (search databases)