Apply now for translational research pilot grants

January 18, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Are you looking for funding for an innovative research project? Does your research address an area of clinical and translational science or a community-identified health priority? If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Translational Science Award pilot funding.

Applications are open to faculty from all schools and colleges at U-M, as well as partners affiliated with community and patient coalitions and groups, nonprofit organizations, government and other agencies outside the university.

The funding is offered by the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, also known as MICHR.

MICHR encourages applications for projects at all stages of translation — from T1-T4 — that use one of the following approaches to research: investigator-initiated research, collaborative research, or community-based participatory research.

Applications are due Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. via UMMS Competition Space.

Want to learn more about pilot grant funding? MICHR is offering two opportunities:

  • Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Pilot Grant Workshop: Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. This workshop will discuss how to apply CBPR principles in the early stages of the research process and share grant writing strategies for developing a successful pilot grant application. Learn more and register here.
  • Pilot Grant Information Session: – Monday, Jan. 23 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. This session will describe the three research approaches and the guidelines for developing your application. Facilitators will also answer any questions you may have. Learn more and register here

For questions, contact Lisa Ahrens, Pilot Grant Program Coordinator at or 734-998-7308.