What is this service?
MICHR provides pilot grant funding to promote the development of collaborative, innovative, and novel research projects. We encourage applications for projects at all stages of translation (T1-T4) that use one of the following approaches to research: investigator-initiated research, collaborative research, or community-based participatory research (CBPR).
To date, MICHR has awarded more than $20M in pilot grants, which has led to more than $200M in extramural funding.
Eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available at these links:
Who can use this service?
Applications are open to faculty from all schools and colleges at the University of Michigan, as well as partners affiliated with community and patient coalitions and groups, nonprofit organizations, government, and other agencies outside the university.
When should I contact MICHR about this service?
You should contact MICHR after the RFA has been announced. There are two application cycles per year. The next round will be announced in 2017.
How much does this service cost?
This service is free but there may be cost-sharing requirements for your department.
Questions? Contact us at MICHR-PilotGrants@umich.edu.