Each year, members are eligible to apply for funding through our Grand Challenge competition. The Grand Challenge targets big problems in critical care and rewards bold solutions by supporting high-impact proposals for milestone-driven research over a 12-month time frame.
U-M Funding Sources
We also help our members access a number of other U-M funding sources including:
MTRAC Kickstart Awards
Up to $25K; Early-stage funding awarded by Fast Forward Medical Innovation (FFMI) to address a discreet milestone that is critical to the advancement of research to the point of product development.
MTRAC for Life Sciences
Up to $190K; Mid-stage, translational research funding and resources to identify, nurture, and "fast forward" projects with a high potential of commercial success.
Coulter Translational Research Partnership Grants
Up to $100K; Support collaborative translational research projects that involve co-investigators from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and a clinical department.
MICHR: Partnership Planning Seed Grant for Implementation Science
Up to $10K; This one-year partnership award, through the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), is designed as a planning grant to forge relationships among 1) scientists and 2) clinicians from nonacademic health science centers, representatives of community-based organizations or the public.
MICHR: Pilot Grant Program Seed Grant
Up to $5K; Funds proposals from basic, clinical, and social scientists for bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-practice translational research.
MICHR K Award for Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development
50-75% protected time plus $25-30K for research/education; Two-year awards to provide protected time for a clinician scientist to focus on conducting clinical research.
MCubed Seed Funding Program
$60K; Exploratory grants designed to spark innovative research without traditional peer review.
Research Maintenance Awards for Sponsored Projects
$5-15K; Funding from U-M Office of Research to help sustain essential activities of a research project experiencing a temporary hiatus in external funding.
Bridging Support, Small-Scale, and Preliminary Projects for Research Faculty
Funding from U-M Office of Research to cover salary and benefit support for research faculty with a temporary gap in external funding, or to leverage support from colleges/departments for new research efforts, nontraditional collaborations, new interdisciplinary activities, or special equipment needs/renovation.
Small Scale and Preliminary Projects
Funds from U-M Office of Research to leverage support from colleges and departments for new research efforts, nontraditional collaborations, new interdisciplinary activities, or special equipment needs/renovation.
Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) Bridging Support Program for Biomedical Research
Up to $50K; The Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) Bridging Support Program provides funding to continue federally funded biomedical research programs that demonstrate a likelihood of successfully competing for federal funding.
Spring/Summer Research Grants Program, Rackham Graduate School
Provides 50% of GSRA stipend for combined Spring/Summer terms.
U-M Foundation Funding for Faculty
A collection of resources built for faculty and staff at the University of Michigan for securing funding from foundations and other organizations. Requires Level 1 credentials to access. Services include prospect identification, strategy, insights, and proposal review.