As of July 1, 2019, MCRU will be under the administrative control of the CTSO, with MICHR as a supportive partner. The strategic evaluation and decision making between the CTSO and MICHR has been highly collaborative and positive. Working together, we anticipate that the transition will be similarly smooth. During this transition, all MCRU operations will remain the same. We all look forward to better serving the community of clinical and translational researchers at the University of Michigan, and we will keep you apprised of further developments.
MICHR has funded five community-engaged research partnerships and projects totaling $45,000. These projects are supported by the Building Capacity for Research and Action funding opportunity. MICHR partnered with Community-Based Organization Partners (CBOP) to create this opportunity, intended to address health consequences stemming from the Flint water crisis.
Interdisciplinary research teams who seek to answer compelling questions in the area of translational research can pitch their ideas through the MCubed Diamond Program. MICHR will fully fund a variety of classic cubes ($60K) and mini cubes ($15K). In the absence of traditional funding agency peer review, awarded teams will be able to pursue their innovative ideas and collaborative efforts quickly. Pitches will be accepted through May 15, 2019.
I was finding research funding options to be very complicated and confusing, until I stumbled upon the MICHR webpage… cue ray of light and angels singing. The resources on this page were exactly what I had been searching for.
That’s been really helpful, having outside observers really read through the grant and critique it. Sometimes on the departmental level it’s hard to get people to really read through a grant proposal thoroughly and the RDC is pretty great for that.