May 12, 2022

Joint Institute 2022 RFP focuses on Brain Science, Data Science, Reproductive Health

Application window to submit Letters of Intent runs May 16 to June 13, 2022. 

The Joint Institute partnership between Michigan Medicine and Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) is pleased to announce the latest round of funding opportunities to support collaborative research between the two institutions.

The Joint Institute (JI) 2022 Request for Proposals is now open, with Letters of Intent due June 13.

The JI is transitioning away from discipline-based programs toward broader, multi-disciplinary research themes. This 2022 Request for Proposals focuses on Data Science, Reproductive Health and Brain Science. (Cancer, a fourth priority area identified for future JI collaborations, has a separate funding mechanism.) Applications from health science disciplines outside the medical school are welcome with a cost-sharing expectation.

Nearly 70 joint research projects have been supported to date through the JI, and Michigan Medicine faculty have garnered $35 million in extramural funding on the basis of work begun through the collaboration with PKUHSC. Following the Letters of Intent, full proposals for the 2022 awards cycle will be due this summer, with announcements expected near the end of the year.