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.


MICHR Pilot Grant Program 

Requests Proposals for Clinical & Translational Research Funding

 ROUND 18 


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

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

T1 - Bench to Bedside Translation   Maximum award 75K
T1 - EBS Partnership Award
Maximum award 50K
T2 - Translational Science
Maximum award 50K

T3 - Community University Research Partnership (CURES)

The round 18 CURES informational webinar will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015.
Register HERE by January 29.

Maximum award 25K
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

Lisa Ahrens
Pilot Grant Program Administrative Assistant

Diana Ha, MPH
Pilot Grant Program Manager

  • Eligibility Requirements & Application Guidelines
  • T3-CURES Eligibility Requirements & Application Guidelines
  • PGP Application Checklist
  • UMMS Competition Space Login

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