Frankel Innovation Initiative makes call for project proposals

April 14, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This month, the Frankel Innovation Initiative, a $20 million fund supporting the research and development of life-saving therapies at Michigan Medicine, is launching its third round of calls for project proposals. This fund is a generous gift from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, and was established to advance high-risk, high-reward innovations in research that have the potential for rapid clinical application. The Frankel Innovation Initiative is encouraging the research community to submit unique project ideas and will accept Letters of Intent through May 9. 

The Frankel Innovation Initiative capitalizes on U-M’s extensive biomedical research and builds upon the standout programs developed here and in partnerships with other institutions. Each year the gift funds four to seven projects, each receiving between $250,000 and $500,000, and projects are eligible for up to three years of funding. Collaborations with nationally renowned Co-PIs across the nation are encouraged. For more information, a Q&A session will be available tomorrow, April 15, from 2 – 3 p.m.   Participants can attend either virtually via Zoom or in person in the Danto Auditorium.  To register for this event, click here.

Additionally, you can learn more about the initiative and hear from a recent funding recipient on the latest episode of The Wrap employee podcast. The podcast can be viewed via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below.