CPOD Emerging Scholars Program applications due March 17

March 2, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The Center for Cell Plasticity and Organ Design (CPOD) is pleased to announce this competitive award program which aims to help talented junior investigators launch a successful independent research career. 

CPOD Scholars will receive funds to perform exploratory studies or generate a new research model, and an individualized mentoring committee to guide project development and grant submission. This program takes advantage of the broad base of Center members and extends our training impact in a new and exciting direction.

The CPOD Emerging Scholars Program supports early-stage faculty or senior postdoctoral fellows transitioning to a faculty position at U-M. This competitive award ($25,000 total over a 2 year period) provides mentoring for talented junior investigators working to develop an independent research program. The mentoring committee will advise the Emerging Scholar on research priorities and assist with the development of a grant proposal (R01, K01, etc.). This fellowship will give the scholar access to a broad base of CPOD Faculty to partner with to establish an independent research program at U-M.


  • The applicant must have a full-time faculty appointment at the University of Michigan or have an active full-time appointment by the time funding takes effect.
  • The research project must fit the goals of CPOD (see attached application).
  • Scholar must commit to submitting an external career development award (e.g., K01, K08) or research grant (e.g., R01, R21).
  • Applicants (or their mentors) do not have to be CPOD faculty members.

Those who have already received R or K type (or equivalent) funding are not eligible for this fellowship.

Materials Due: Midnight, Friday, March 17.  Submit to Tamika Mohr at:  organogenesis@umich.edu. Questions can be submitted to that address as well.

Instructions and the Application are available online at : https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/cpod/emerging-scholars-program