Apply Now for Translational Research Pilot Grants

Are you looking for funding for an innovative research project? Does your research address an area of clinical and translational science or a community-identified health priority? If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Translational Science Award pilot funding.

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 U-M.

The funding is offered by the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR).

MICHR encourages 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.

Applications are due February 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. via UMMS Competition Space.

MICHR is offering two opportunities to learn more about pilot grant funding:

• Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Pilot Grant Workshop – Tuesday, January 17 from 10 a.m. - noon. This workshop will discuss how to apply CBPR principles in the early stages of the research process and share grant writing strategies for developing a successful pilot grant application. Learn more and register here.

• Pilot Grant Information Session – Monday, January 23 from 2 - 3 p.m.
This session will describe the three research approaches and the guidelines for developing your application. We will also answer any questions you may have. Learn more and register here

Further information about MICHR’s pilot grants, including application guidelines and eligibility requirements, is available here.

For questions, contact Lisa Ahrens, Pilot Grant Program Coordinator at or 734.998.7308