Pilot Grant Program


MICHR's Pilot Grant Program seeks proposals from basic, clinical, and social scientists for bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-practice translational research. The goal is to promote development of novel solutions that will ultimately improve patient and community health outcomes. In addition to clinical and translational research, we welcome proposals for studies on health services, health outcomes, or health policy that inform practice, development and testing and new hypotheses or interventions, and proposals relevant to developing new methods or best practices.

In the previous 18 rounds of Pilot Grants, MICHR has awarded more than $19M, resulting in more than $202M in extramural funding.


MICHR Pilot Grant Program

Requests Proposals for Clinical & Translational Research Funding 


***Submission Deadline: 12:00 PM (NOON) on Friday, September 11, 2015***

We strongly encourage early submissions.

All faculty (12 month and 9 month appointments) with lecturer or instructor appointments or higher from all schools and colleges at the University of Michigan are eligible to apply as Principal Investigators, including all basic, clinical and social scientists.

Please consult the Grant Mechanism Descriptions by clicking on the funding opportunity below and the Eligibility Requirements and Application Guidelines for additional restrictions, requirements and information about the online submission process. Proposals are submitted electronically through Competition Space.

Pilot Grant Funding Opportunities

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  12:00 PM (NOON) on Friday, September 11, 2015

We strongly encourage early submissions. No applications will be accepted after the deadline.

T1 - Bench to Bedside Translation  
T1 - EBS Partnership Award

T2 - Translational Science

T3 - Community University Research Partnership (CURES)

Click HERE to watch the Round 19 CURES webinar recording.

Maximum award $30K
T3 - Implementing Research-Based Practices to Improve Quality of Care
 Maximum award $20K
T3 - Research Into Practice
Maximum award$ 50K
PGP Seed Grant  Maximum award $5K
Translational Technology Seed Grant Maximum award $10K
Partnership Planning Grant for Implementation Science Maximum award $10K


For more information about this program, please email MICHR-PilotGrants@umich.edu

Kate Althouse
Pilot Grant Program Manager



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