Eisenberg Family Depression Center Impact Grants now available

April 25, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

The Eisenberg Family Depression Center is pleased to announce the 2023 Impact Grants spring/summer cycle. EFDC Impact Grants fund research projects at U-M that have the potential to meaningfully reduce the impact of mental health disorders and progress the field of depression and bipolar research. 

Breakthroughs often occur at the crossroads of disciplinary fields. This program aims to foster greater collaboration among U-M researchers to expand the scope of mental health research and accelerate discoveries that lead to improved outcomes throughout our communities.

Impact grants typically range from $50,000 to $100,000 per project, with up to $350,000 in total funding available during this cycle. Applicants should be interested in exploring research innovations to lower the burden of depression and bi-polar disorders, and being a part of interdisciplinary, collaborative teams.

This opportunity is open to all U-M faculty, graduate-level students, and post-doctoral researchers and fellows. Early-career and underrepresented investigators, or those new to depression research, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Streamlined application process

Administrative red tape is often a barrier for investigators looking to get their study off the ground. To empower researchers to pursue bold, out-of-the-box ideas, the EFDC has simplified the application process. One intriguing idea and a one-page compelling letter of intent is all that’s needed to get started. 

LOIs due May 15. For full details, visit depressioncenter.org/impact.