Funding Opportunities

 

RISE Funding

RISE sponsors an 18-month Fellowship to develop and implement ideas that have the potential to advance science, health, and/or healthcare delivery.  The fellowship includes 25% effort, project funding of up to $7,500, and innovation developing which includes individual coaching.

RISE funds Innovation Mini-Grants for up to $5,000 to promote innovation in medical and/or graduate education with the potential to advance science, health, and healthcare delivery.

 

Michigan Medicine Education Innovation Funding

The Continuing Medical Education Innovation Grant funds invites project proposals for grants to support innovation in Continuing Medical Education (CME).  Successful project proposals will receive up to $25,000.  Proposals can promote innovation in all aspects of physician learning or training – content, process, outcomes, or assessment.

The Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) Research Fund funds proposals that apply best practices in simulation-based education for UME, GME, and other healthcare professionals.  Awards are a maximum of $15,000 per project.

The Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund  provides $50,000 – $100,000 to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of GME through disruptive innovations for the benefit of healthcare, and that demonstrates the true value proposition of GME.

The Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) Pilot/Feasibility (P/F) Grant Program provides a minimum of $250,000 per year for P/F grant awards and $100,000 per year for P/F Regional P/F grant awards. The ultimate goal of the grant program is to enable awardees to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from the National Institutes of Health or other national granting agencies.

Phyllis M. Blackman Innovation Grant provides an opportunity to acknowledge, inform, reinvigorate and refocus departmental and unit efforts on activities that promote respect for and learning about others.  Awards are a maximum of $5,000 per project.

University of Michigan Innovation Funding

The Biointerfaces Institute Innovation Fellowship aims to train intellectually outstanding and culturally diverse individuals with scholarly and technical expertise to explore the commercial potential of BI research. We are seeking a diverse cohort of individuals who see themselves actively pursuing careers in innovation, health technology development and entrepreneurship. We are looking for individuals who, in addition to having entrepreneurial interest and technical expertise, will bring a diversity of experiences beyond their research scope and can communicate them with a broad audience. The Innovation Fellowship is a full-time position for up to two years at a competitive $60,000 salary with full benefits.

Center for Socially Engaged Design Innovation in Action has two primary goals (1) To empower students to innovate solutions to world’s biggest challenges and (2) To create a nurturing and challenging environment to take risks and move beyond the classroom.  First prize $10,000, Second prize $7,500, Third prize $5,000 and Poverty Solutions “Best Innovation in Economic Mobility” Award $2,500.

The Office of Academic Innovation provides seed funding that enable research on special topics in higher education and academic innovation to get the support they need to get off the ground.  The maximum is typically $5,000.

The Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, CRLT, and the University Library honors original, specific innovations designed to improve student learning.  The award will provide $5,000 to five faculty members (or teams) for their innovative projects to improve student learning.

The Faculty Development Fund funds up to $6,000 for individual faculty proposing innovative revisions to courses or innovative course development or initiating smaller innovative projects to improve student learning at the University of Michigan.  It also funds up to $10,000 to departments, programs, and other large faculty groups to work together on more extensive education projects.

The Gilbert Whitaker Fund for the Improvement of Teaching funds up to $6,000 for individual faculty proposing innovative revisions to courses or innovative course development or initiating smaller innovative projects to improve student learning at the University of Michigan.  It also funds up to $10,000 to departments, programs, and other large faculty groups to work together on more extensive education projects.

The Lecturers’ Professional Development Fund funds up to $2,000 for the many contributions of Lecturers and to provide them with access to funds beyond those ordinarily available each will be awarded for professional development activities that involve teaching, research, and/or creative endeavors.

The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research Promoting Progress in Statistics (ProPS) Award will provide pilot funding to support the development of applied novel statistical methodology that has high potential for advancing clinical and translational research. The goals of this program are to: 1) enhance the validity, accuracy or efficiency of clinical and translational research, 2) foster faculty and trainees in developing new statistical methods and 3) provide a resource for generating preliminary data as a foundation for extramural applications and publications. MICHR will provide a maximum of $15,000 to all awardees. Investigators with appointments in the School of Public Health (SPH) are eligible for a 1:1 match and may develop grants with budgets up to $30,000.

The Research Catalyst and Innovation (RCI) Program includes four new funding mechanisms totaling more than $1.5 million in annual support. The program infuses funding and fosters increased collaboration to catalyze research and spur innovation across the three University of Michigan campuses.

The Taubman Institute welcomes applications from existing teams of active collaborators, newly formed teams, or from individuals who have novel ideas to apply for the Taubman Institute Innovation Projects. There is no deadline. Letters of intent are accepted on a rolling basis.

The University of Michigan Therapeutic Innovation Fund supports the discovery and optimization of small molecule lead compounds for projects with a specific, novel, and testable drug discovery hypothesis. Selected projects receive funding and resources to support medicinal chemistry efforts through MCTI and funding for drug design, assay development, cell biology, structural biology, and pharmacology (up to $150,000 in value for each award for a period of 18 months, with the funds being dispersed in two stages).

Medical Education Innovation Funding

The American Medical Association (AMA) Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant Program offers funding to conduct research, implement innovations or disseminate effective approaches in medical education aimed at preparing future physician’s to succeed in our rapidly evolving health care system.  Awards of $10,000 and $30,000 are available to individual AMA faculty members or small groups of faculty.

The Central Group on Education Affairs (CGEA) promotes scholarship in medical education and advance the community of scholarship within the Central region.  A maximum award of $7,000 is available for multiple-institution projects and $5,000 for single-institution projects. Consistent with the requirements of scholarship, all funded projects mu be collaborative and investigatory in nature, and their results must be made public, available for peer review, and freely available for others to build upon.

CORD/EMG Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship is intended to provide a vehicle for emergency medicine education researchers early in their career that promotes the development of well-conceived projects while allowing for grant writing experience and recognition of successful grant applications.

The Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) funds research projects up to $10,000 that address important problems or questions in medical education.  Proposals that foster collaboration are strongly encouraged.  This includes collaborations among GEA sections (UME, GME, CPD), across GEA regions (CGEA, NEGEA, SGEA, WGEA) and/or proposals that engage multiple schools, professions or departments.

The Picker Gold Graduate Medical Education (GME) Challenge Grant Program provides 18-month grants to support the research and development of innovative projects within the graduate medical education setting, designed to facilitate successful patient-centered care initiatives. Our goal is to help physicians incorporate practices that bring patient needs and wished into the center of all healthcare interactions.

ScholarRx seeks grant applications as part of the Medical Education Research and Innovation Challenge (MERIC), a novel program designed to promote global educational scholarship and innovation.  The MERIC small grant program supports health science education investigators seeking to collaborate with ScholarRX to test educational innovations and address questions ranging from educational methods and pedagogy to curricular development and student assessment.

The Stemmler Fund  provides support for research and development in innovative assessment methodologies or techniques, with the potential to advance assessment in medical education or practice.  Expected outcomes include advances in the theory, knowledge, or practice of assessment at any point along the continuum of medical education, from undergraduate and graduate education and training through practice.  Both pilots and more comprehensive projects are of interest. Awards of  up to $150,000  are available to medical schools accredited by the LCME or the AOA.

Other

The Frankel Cardiovascular Center (FCVC) Innovation Challenge funds up to $100,000.  Proposals submitted must address a problem related to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center or cardiovascular care.

University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center issued a call for proposals for its University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center 2022 Exploratory Project.  Awards will be in the amount of either $25,000 or $50,000 per award, and are expected to have a focus on: a) the development and evaluation of primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and/or b) the dissemination, implementation, and translation of evidence-based injury prevention strategies.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funds up to $75,000 to early career researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issued a call for proposals for its national Evidence for Action program, which funds expansion of the evidence supporting a “Culture of Health,” defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. The deadline for proposals remains open.

Pfizer Independent Medical Education Grants program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a specific area of interest and sets timelines for review and approval. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the specific gaps in research, practice or care as outlined in the specific RFP. The grant requester (and ultimately the grantee) is responsible for the design, implementation, sponsorship, and conduct of the independent initiative supported by the grant, including compliance with any regulatory requirements.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Ilene B. Harris Legacy Research Fund funds up to $40,000. The goal of the fund is to further the mission of the Department by supporting health professions education research projects that address important problems or questions in health professions in ways that advance innovation and/or methodological approaches. Proposals from medical education scholars employed at any non-profit institution of higher education are welcome.