Coulter Program announces call for proposals

November 2, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The U-M Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program is pleased to announce its 2017 call for proposals.

The Coulter Program funds collaborative translational research projects between engineering and clinical faculty co-investigators. The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics and other biomedical products that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in health care.

Projects are actively supported and mentored by Coulter Program management and a team of experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate program objectives. Metrics for success involve developing new product concepts to the point of partnering with industry or forming start-up companies with follow-on investor funding to commercialize new products envisioned from translational research efforts.

Coulter funding (typically in the $100,000 range for one year) does not require a departmental funding match or cost-sharing of salaries.

Distinctive aspects of the Coulter Program include business assessment work that dovetails with technical milestones for each project. Specific benefits to each project include:

  • New product planning support
  • Business development support
  • Market research
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Follow-on funding guidance
  • Mentorship from the Oversight Committee
  • The C3i Commercialization Planning Program

For more information, visit the Coulter Program website or download Coulter proposal instructions and application forms by clicking here

For questions, please contact Thomas Marten, Coulter program director, at or 734-647-1680.

The deadline for proposal submission is Feb. 3, 2017.