Intramural Funding Opportunities

For Faculty

Pediatric Intramural Research Funding Program

The Department of Pediatrics manages a portfolio of philanthropic funds designated to support research in pediatrics. Proposals are solicited twice per year; Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall cycles.  See submission details and current RFA posted below.

HOW and WHEN TO APPLY

A research funding announcement (RFA) will be circulated approximately 6-8 weeks before the due dates highlighting any program changes and detailed submission information. Applications are accepted through Competition Space.
*Download the Intramural Research Funding Program Summer/Fall 2019 RFA here.

Application due dates:
Summer/Fall Cycle 2019 -  September 16, 2019 (deadline is 12:00 PM (noon)
Winter/Spring Cycle 2020 - March 16, 2020 (deadline is 12:00 PM (noon)

Questions/Contact:
Jackie Torres: 763-9150; jjtorres@umich.edu
Pediatric Research Office:  615-1740; pedsresearch@umich.edu

FUNDING and IMPLEMENTATION POLICIES

Eligibility

  • Only faculty with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators (with exception of the Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award, see separate RFA).
  • UM faculty from other Medical School departments may submit applications for the Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award under a MPI format with Pediatrics faculty (see separate RFA).
  • Residents and fellows are not eligible to serve as Principal Investigators.
  • Faculty may submit only one application per cycle, as Principal Investigator. However, a Woodson Biostatistics Award application may be submitted in addition to the single application.
  • Applicants may resubmit revised applications that were not funded in the prior cycle.

Funding Restrictions

  • Unless otherwise stated, funds may be used for University of Michigan research personnel salary support, supplies, and research equipment.
  • Award funds may not be used to support any UM faculty member, cost overruns or retroactive funding, publications, grant preparation costs, travel, hosting, renovations, office equipment, GSRA tuition, external collaborator or consultant salaries, or indirect costs (F&A).
  • Clinical trials that require a billing calendar are not eligible for funding.  Projects that involve collaboration, shared funding, or data sharing with commercial entities (i.e., academic-industry partnerships) are not eligible for funding.

Human Subjects / Animals

  • Funds for research proposals that require IRB or IACUC approval will not be released until documentation of IRB or IACUC approval is provided to the Pediatric Research Office, along with any substantial changes to the proposed research required by the IRB or IACUC. 
    *Note: Regulatory approvals must be acquired within 6 months of award notification; grants may not have ‘delayed start’ past 6 months.

Project Period(s) 

All intramural awards will have an end date by which funds must be expended.

  • Awards < $30,000 must be expended within 1 year of disbursement of funds
  • Awards > $30,000 must be expended within 2 years of disbursement of funds
  • Faculty may request a 1-year extension beyond these time periods; written requests for extensions must be submitted by to the Pediatric Research Office for approval 3 months prior to the award end date.
  • Funds that are not expended within the award project period will be returned to the Department of Pediatrics.

Reporting

  • Awardees are required to submit post-funding (12-month) progress reports,
  • acknowledge the funding mechanism in research publications or presentations, and
  • present research at the annual Pediatric Research Symposium.

Award Mechanisms

Mechanisms Only for Mid-Career or Junior Faculty in the Department of Pediatrics

  • Gorman Scholar Award ($30,000): Must be at the rank of Lecturer, Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor. The award is potentially renewable for an additional year. The award is potentially renewable for an additional year. The award must lead to submission of a new external grant application within 18 months of funding.

  • Janette Ferrantino Investigator Award ($40,000): Must be at the rank of Lecturer, Instructor, or Assistant Professor and be within the first three years of appointment at the University of Michigan. The award is potentially renewable for an additional year.

  • Elizabeth E. Kennedy (Children’s Research) Award ($20-50,000): Must be at the rank of Lecturer, Instructor, or Assistant Professor. Areas of particular interest include developmental biology, genetic and translational research.

  • Ravitz Advancement Award ($50,000): Intended for early career (Lecturer, Assistant Professor) or recently appointed Associate Professor-scientist whose work promises to make innovative and significant contributions to pediatric medicine.

 Mechanisms for Faculty of any rank with a Primary Appointment in the Department of Pediatrics

  • Charles Woodson Accelerator Award ($100,000): This award provides the necessary seed funds to support significant and innovative research relevant to children’s health that will lead to a successful NIH R01 award. (See additional details in the current RFA.)

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award ($15-50,000): This award is to support innovative pilot projects in pediatric/children’s health research.

  • Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award (see separate RFA).

  • Charles Woodson Biostatistics Award (up to $10,000): This award supports costs for consultation with relevant experts in study design and data analysis for new and on-going clinical, translational, or health services research projects. Funds can be used to support biostatistical consultation within the University of Michigan.

  • Children’s Health Research Award ($15-50,000): This award supports high merit, innovative pilot projects in pediatric/children’s health research.

  • Amendt-Heller Award for Newborn Research ($15-50,000): This award supports newborn research.

  • James and Lynelle Holden Research Award ($15,000): This award supports newborn research or research being conducted within the Holden Research Laboratories.

  • Benz Birth Defects Research Award ($50,000): This award supports birth defects research.

  • Nancy Newton Loeb Pediatric Cancer Research Award ($25-50,000): This award supports cancer research.

  • Gracie’s Fund – Leukemia Research Award ($20-50,000): This award supports leukemia research (especially relapsed and complicated leukemias).

 

Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award

The University of Michigan (UM) Department of Pediatrics manages the Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award, which is designated to support research in pediatrics. There are two peer-review competition cycles annually. The Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award focuses on support for innovative pilot projects in children’s health research through an interdisciplinary team approach that includes faculty from Pediatrics and other UM Medical School departments in a “Multiple Principal Investigator” approach. The award is $50,000. The primary goal is to support innovative collaborations that will be highly competitive for new extramural (federal and foundation) funding. See separate RFA below; applications are accepted through Competition Space.

*Download the Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award RFA here. 

Application due dates:
Summer/Fall Cycle 2019 -  September 16, 2019 (deadline is 12:00 PM (noon)
Winter/Spring Cycle 2020 - March 16, 2020 (deadline is 12:00 PM (noon)

Questions/Contact:
Jackie Torres: 763-9150; jjtorres@umich.edu
Pediatric Research Office:  615-1740; pedsresearch@umich.edu

Eligibility:

  • There must be two Principal Investigators (PI’s), each of whom brings separate but complementary expertise to a research topic relevant to children’s health.
  • One of the two PI’s must be a faculty member with a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • UM faculty with primary appointments in other Medical School departments may submit applications for the Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award under a multiple PI (as defined by NIH) format with Pediatrics faculty.
  • Residents and fellows are not eligible to serve as Principal Investigators.
  • Faculty may submit only one application per cycle, as Principal Investigator.
  • Applicants may resubmit revised applications that were not funded in the prior cycle.

 Funding restrictions:

  • Unless otherwise stated, funds may be used for University of Michigan research personnel salary support, supplies, and research equipment.
  • Award funds may not be used to support any UM faculty member, cost overruns or retroactive funding, publications, grant preparation costs, travel, hosting, renovations, office equipment, GSRA tuition, external collaborator or consultant salaries, or indirect costs (F&A).
  • Clinical trials that require a billing calendar are not eligible for funding.  Projects that involve collaboration, shared funding, or data sharing with commercial entities (i.e., academic-industry partnerships) are not eligible for funding.
  • Funds that are not expended within 3 years of the award date will be returned to the Department of Pediatrics.

 

Funded Projects

 Winter/Spring 2019

  • Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award: Catherine Keegan, MD, PhD (Pediatrics Genetics) and Stephen Parker, PhD (Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics).
    Single-cell resolution developmental regulatory mapping of caudal structural birth defects.   Birth defects are the leading causes of infant mortality in the United States accounting for 1 in 5 infant deaths. Affected children who do survive often endure numerous corrective surgeries causing emotional and financial stresses to many families. Birth defects involving the caudal, or lower half of the body, affect the reproductive organs, kidneys, spine, stomach, intestines, and the lower limbs. Caudal birth defects are well recognized clinically, though the biological processes behind them are currently not well understood. This research project integrates the use of mice carrying specific genetic changes to model caudal birth defects and cutting-edge genomic technologies to learn how individual cells behave in normal and abnormal development. The results of our studies will translate into increased knowledge of normal human development and allow for better counseling, diagnosis, and treatment for patients and families affected by this class of birth defects.
  • Amendt-Heller Award for Newborn Research. John Charpie, MD, PhD (Pediatrics Cardiology),
    Nicorandil attenuates cardiomyocyte injury and ventricular dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass. Early cardiac failure after open heart surgery in children is a relatively common phenomenon that is associated with major complications and death.  The precise causes for cardiac failure are incompletely understood, but the heart-lung bypass machine and relatively brief period of interrupted blood flow to the heart muscle that are necessary for surgical repair clearly contribute.  Nicorandil, a drug approved for use in adults with chest pain, appears to have protective effects against early cardiac failure in adult animal models.  We plan to evaluate the potentially beneficial effect of nicorandil in a young animal model of open heart surgery in preparation for a clinical trial in human infants.
  • Benz Birth Defects Research Award. Shane Quinonez, MD (Pediatrics Genetics). 
    Agricultural Pesticide Exposure and the Risk of Neural Tube Defects in Rural Ethiopia.  Birth defects and genetic diseases are increasing in importance as causes of lifelong disability and mortality in low- and middle-income countries. A well-known and preventable cause of birth defects is the exposure of pregnant women to agricultural pesticides and other environmental toxins. In areas surrounding flower farms in rural Ethiopia, local health care providers have reported an increased occurrence of a serious birth defect affecting the central nervous system known as neural tube defects. In this research proposal, we aim to use a mobile application called the MiGene Family History App to study if there is an association between occupational and/or residential exposure to flower farming pesticides and neural tube defects. This study has important implications for the rural population of Ethiopia and will bring increased attention to the care of underserved populations. 
  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Prachi E. Shah, MD, MS (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics).
    Parent and Teacher Antecedents of Curiosity, Associations with Academic Achievement at KindergartenIn the young child, curiosity, combined with a strong drive to master new information, provides a solid foundation for early learning, but the expression and promotion of curiosity may vary with the quality of early experiences, which may contribute to disparities in academic achievement. Our previous work has identified that higher curiosity in early childhood is associated with higher academic achievement in kindergarten, and can potentially close the achievement gap associated with poverty. To date, little is known about the conditions in the home and early learning environments which can foster early childhood curiosity, especially for children in poverty. This application will identify the types of early experiences at home and at kindergarten which can foster curiosity and academic achievement in young children, with special attention to the role of these experiences for children with socioeconomic disadvantage. This work can lead to the development of interventions, policies and practices to promote the expression of curiosity in young children, to potentially mitigate the achievement gap associated with poverty.
  • Charles Woodson Biostatistics Award.  Lindsay Ellsworth, MD and Brigid Gregg, MD (Pediatrics Endocrinology).
    Infant Metabolism and Gestational Endocrinopathies (IMAGE) StudyInfant Metabolism and Gestational Endocrinopathies (IMAGE) Study. Maternal metabolic diseases are becoming increasingly common during pregnancy which can impact maternal and infant health. This research study is being done to look at levels of nutrients, hormones and bioactive factors in breast milk from mothers with obesity, diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome as well as maternal urine, infant stool and infant saliva. Our goal is to better understand the many factors that impact how mother’s health influences infant’s health during the lactation period.

 

Summer/Fall 2018

  • Amendt-Heller Award for Newborn Research. Kimberly Monroe, MD, MS (Hospital Medicine).
    Epidemiology and Risks of Alternative Perinatal Practices: Establishing a National Registry for Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding and Lotus Birth (Umbilical Non-Severance) Cases.  

  • Janette Ferrantino Young Investigator Award. Erin Carlton, MD (Critical Care Medicine).
    New Morbidity and Healthcare Utilization after Pediatric Severe Sepsis.

 Winter/Spring 2018

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Albert Rocchini, MD / Stephanie Goldstein, MD (Cardiology).
    Colchicine in postoperative Fontan patients

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Sung W. Choi, MD, MS (Hematology/Oncology)
    Vorinostat for GVHD Prevention in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Allogeneic BMT

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Matthew G. Sampson, MD, MSCS (Nephrology)
    Biobank to Illuminate the Genomic Basis of Rare Disease ("BIGBiRD")

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Gabriel Cara-Fuentes, MD (Nephrology)
    Characterization of Podocyte ribosomal-mRNA signature in mouse models of proteinuric disease

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Jonathan P. Troost, PhD (Nephrology)
    Recurrence of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis after Kidney Transplant: Temporal Changes in Recurrence Rates and Practice Patterns in the United States

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Megan H. Pesch, MD (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics)
    A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of primary care physicians’ perceptions of and responses to faster patterns of growth in infancy.

  •  Janette Ferrantino Young Investigator Award. Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD (Child Health Evaluation & Research Center). 
    A National Profile of Opioid Prescriptions to Children

  •  Amendt-Heller Newborn Research Award. Antonia Popova, MD (Pulmonary Medicine). 
    Elucidating the Role of Lung Exudative Macrophages in Chronic Neonatal LPS Exposure-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation and Hypoalveolarization

  •  Children's Health Research Award. Heang M. Lim, MD (Cardiology). 
    Quality of Life and PTSD in Pediatric Cancer Survivors With Chemotherapy-Related Cardiac Dysfunction

  • Benz Birth Defects Research Award. Catherine Keegan, MD, PhD (Genetics, Metabolism & Genomic Med).
    Identification of direct targets of ectopic Ptf1a expression in Danforth's short tail mice

Summer/Fall 2017

  • Ravitz Advancement Award. Matthew Sampson, MD (Nephrology).
    Discovering genetic drivers of dysregulated intrarenal gene expression in nephrotic syndrome

  • Gorman Scholar Award. Carl Koschmann, MD (Hematology/Oncology).
    Extracellular DNA and RNA from spinal fluid to inform and monitor targeted therapeutic response in pediatric brain tumors

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Jason Weinberg, MD (Infectious Diseases). 
    Antiviral and Proinflammatory Contributions of TNF-α to Adenovirus Pathogenesis

  • Charles Woodson Pilot Research Award. Vasantha Padmanabhan, PhD (Endocrinology)
    Maternal androgens; a biomarker for infant development?

  • Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award. Elizabeth Lawlor, MD, PhD (Hematology/Oncology). 
    Defining the role of the serine synthesis pathway in Ewing sarcoma pathogenesis

  • Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award. Michael Watson, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases)
    DNA Methylation as a Modulator of Virulence in Group A Streptococcus

Winter/Spring 2017

  • Nancy Newton Loeb Pediatric Cancer Award. Carl Koschmann, MD (Hematology/Oncology).
    Optimizing Precision Medicine for PDGFR/FGFR-Altered Pediatric High-Grade Glioma
  •  Children's Health Research Award. Jonathan Troost, PhD (Nephrology). 
    Defining the Relationship Between Patient Reported and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis
  •  Kristin Kullgren, PhD (Psychology)Youth Admitted to CS Mott Children’s Hospital with Suspected Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders (SSD): Evaluation of the Mott SSD Protocol Pilot

Janette Ferrantino Young Investigator Award

  • Jenny Radesky, MD (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics)
    Longitudinal associations between preschooler emotion regulation, executive function, and digital media use

Elizabeth Kennedy Children's Research Award

  • Kanakadurga  Singer, MD (Endocrinology)
    Investigating Lipolysis as a Mechanism Driving Sex-Differences in Diet-Induced Inflammation

 Gorman Scholar Award

  • Carey Lumeng, MD, PhD (Pulmonary Medicine)
    Novel Inflammatory Regulators of Obesity-Induced Adipose Tissue Dysfunction 

Summer/Fall 2016

Charles Woodson Biostatistics Award

  • Frank DiPaola, MD (Gastroenterology)
    Chemotherapy-induced liver injury in children
  • Mark Russell, MD (Cardiology)
    Validation of candidate disease genes for conotruncal cardiac defects

Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award

  • John Barks, MD (Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine) 
    Sedative and Analgesic Drug Utilization in Critically Ill Neonates
  • Kanakadurga Singer, MD (Endocrinology)
    Sex Differences in Weight Loss induced Meta-Inflammation

Charles Woodson Accelerator Award

  • Matthew Sampson, MD, MSCE (Nephrology)
    Discovering the genetic architecture of nephrotic syndrome.

Children's Health Research Award

  • Prachi Shah, PhD (Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics)
    Curiosity in Early Childhood: Antecedents, Associated Factors, and Outcomes in Middle Childhood and Adolescence 

Janette Ferrantino Investigator Award

  • Melissa Cousino Hood, PhD (Psychology)
    Provider Practices: Difficult Healthcare Discussions in Pediatric End-Stage Organ Disease

Amendt-Heller Award for Newborn Research

  • Jennifer Bermick, MD (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
    Dissecting the role of epigenetics in neonatal T-cell maturation

Nancy Newton Loeb Pediatric Cancer Research Award

  • Raymond Hutchinson, MS, MD (Hematology/Oncology)
    Exploring Parental Experiences, Knowledge and Perceptions of Pediatric Palliative Care after the Loss of a Child due to Malignancy

Winter/Spring 2016

Pediatric Health Disparities Award

  • Erin Fedak Romanowski, DO (Neurology)
    Dietary therapy for refractory epilepsy in Ethiopia, a resource limited setting.
  • Sarah Reeves, PhD, MPH (Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, General Pediatrics)
    Missed Opportunities for the Receipt of Preventive Care Among Children with Sickle Cell Disease Enrolled in Private Insurance.

 Charles Woodson Collaborative Research Award

  • Joyce Lee, MD, MPH (Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, Endocrinology)
    A Patient-Centered Research Network in Type 1 Diabetes powered by Mobile Technology and Social Media.
  • Matthew Sampson, MD, MSCE (Nephrology)
    Towards a targeted therapy for APOL1-attributed proteinuric disease
  • Renee Shellhaas, MD, MS (Neurology)
    Neonatal sleep as a novel biomarker of future neurodevelopment.

Children's Health Research Award

  • Ellen Selkie, MD, MPH (Child Health Evaluation & Research, Adolescent Medicine)
    Exploring Transgender Adolescents’ Information Seeking and Health-Related Content on Social Media.

 Charles Woodson Accelerator Award

  • Jason Weinberg, MD (Infectious Diseases)
    Adenovirus Persistence and Bone Marrow Transplantation.

 Gorman Scholar Award

  • Challice Bonifant, MD, PhD (Hematology/Oncology)
    Enhanced Efficacy and Safety with ENG-T Cell Combinatorial Therapy

 Janette Ferrantino Investigator Award

  • Lindsay Caverly, MD (Pulmonary Medicine)
    The role of the airway microbiome in nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary infection in individuals with cystic fibrosis

Winter/Spring & Summer/Fall 2015

Charles Woodson Accelerator Award

  • Karl C. Desch, MD (Neonat-Perinatal Medicine)
    Identification of a Major Modifier of von Willebrand Factor levels in Humans
  • David P. Olson, MD, PhD (Endocrinology)
    Control of glucose metabolism by defined cells in the ventromedial hypothalamus

Charles Woodson Interdisciplinary Research Award

  • Emily M. Fredericks, PhD (Pediatric Psychology)
    iSTART:  Using Technology to Improve Transition Readiness Among Adolescent Transplant Recipients
  • Joyce Lee, MD, MPH (CHEAR / Endocrinology)
    A Diary Study for Creating a “Smart” Computing Mobile Technology Platform for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
  • John LiPuma, MD (Infectious Diseases)
    Advancing strategies to better understand the airway inflammatory phenotype around cystic fibrosis pulmonary exacerbations
  • Kanakadurga Singer, MD (Endocrinology)
    Investigating Mechanisms of Obesity Induced Immune System Activation and Myelopoiesis in Adolescents
  • Jeffrey Zampi, MD (Cardiology)
    Neurocognitive function of adolescents and young adults with repaired complex congenital heart disease after recent cardiac re-interventions: a pilot study
  • Blake Lancaster, PhD (Pediatric Psychology)
    Integrating Behavioral Health Services into Pediatric Primary Care to Improve Outcomes for Children under the Age of Six Referred for ADHD Assessment and Treatment

Gracie’s Fund – Leukemia Research Award

  • Raymond Hutchinson, MS, MD  Hematology/ Oncology
    Evaluation of and Enhancement of the Informed Consent Process in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

Children’s Health Research Award

  • Martin Bocks, MD (Cardiology)
    Preclinical Feasibility Testing of a Completely Bioresorbable Atrial Septal Occluder
  • Jeremy Adler, MD, MSc (CHEAR / Gastroenterology)
    Pilot Test of MiChart Smart Forms to conduct prospective randomized studies of pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Suzanne Dawid, MD, PhD (Infectious Diseases)
    Visualization and Characterization of Competence-Pneumocin Crosstalk in Pneumococcal Biofilms

Pediatric Health Disparities Award. Kathryn Moseley, MD, MPH (CHEAR/ General Pediatrics)

  • Understanding Disparities in Ethics Consultation

The Janette Ferrantino Investigator Award. Carl Koschmann, MD Hematology/ Oncology

  • Development of Personalized Kinase Pathway Inhibitors for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Holden Newborn Research. Subrata Sarkar, MD (Neonatal/ Perinatal Medicine)

  • Objective Assessment of Neonatal Opiate Abstinence Syndrome using Actigraphy and Amplitude-integrated Electroencephalogram

 Amendt-Heller Newborn Research

  • Jason Weinberg, MD (Infectious Diseases)
    Immune Control of Persistent Adenovirus Infection in the Heart
  • Jennifer Bermick, MD (Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine). The neonatal mouse as a model for the preterm innate immune system and late onset sepsis

Benz Birth Defects Research

  • David Sandberg, PhD (Pediatric Psychology)

    Psychological Support for Patients and Families with Disorders of Sex Development

  • Shane Quinonez, MD (Genetics). MiGenE: Michigan Genetics in Ethiopia

 Nancy Newton Loeb Pediatric Cancer Research

  • Elizabeth Lawlor, MD, PhD (Hematology/ Oncology) Investigating oncogenic cooperation between posterior Hox genes and EWS-FLI1 in Ewing sarcoma initiation

 Charles Woodson Biostatistics Award

  • John LiPuma, MD (Infectious Diseases)
    Development of statistical methods for analysis of high-dimension, multi-omic data sets to study pulmonary exacerbations in cystic fibrosis

 

For Residents and Fellows

Resident and Fellow Research Grant Program

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the establishment of the Resident and Fellow Research Grant Program. This program is intended to support the research career development of residents and fellows in the Department of Pediatrics. The Department will accept funding requests on a biannual basis. Review of proposals will be coordinated by the Associate Chair for Education, in collaboration with the Associate Director of Fellowship Programs, Residency Program Director, and Associate Chair for Research. 

Eligibility: House Officers with Primary Appointments in the Department of Pediatrics proposing a pediatric-focused research topics. Eligible trainees include:

  • Pediatric Residents
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residents
  • Pediatric Neurology Residents
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows

Funding: Up to $1000 for residents, Up to $5000 for fellows.

Funding Restrictions: Unless otherwise stated, funds may be used for University of Michigan research personnel salary support, research supplies, and research equipment. Award funds may not be used to support any UM faculty member, cost overruns or retroactive funding, publications, grant preparation costs, travel, hosting, renovations, office equipment, GSRA tuition, external collaborator or consultant salaries, or indirect costs (F&A). Funds for research proposals that require IRB or IACUC approval will not be released until documentation of IRB or IACUC approval is provided to the Pediatric Research Office, along with any substantial changes to the proposed research required by the IRB or IACUC.

Reporting: All funds must be used within 24 months of disbursal or before the completion of the training program (whichever comes first). The project must be submitted for presentation at the Pediatric Department Research Symposium within 24 months of funding or before the completion of the training program (whichever comes first). 

All applications must also be accompanied by a letter of support from a faculty sponsor with a primary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Program Director or Division Director within the Department of Pediatrics.  

Applications will be accepted twice yearly with deadlines of September 15th and April 15th (or the first subsequent weekday) by 11:59 PM. Questions and applications should be submitted by email to pedsresearch@umich.edu.   

Contact/Questions: 

Jackie Torres: jjtorres@umich.edu (763-9150)

Pediatric Research Office: pedsresearch@umich.edu (615-1740)

Download the Department of Pediatrics Resident and Fellow Research Grant Program Application here.