Apply by April 15 for MICHR's Pathway Awards

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Do you need to obtain preliminary data that will strengthen an extramural grant application and help you establish your long-term research goals? To support faculty along their career trajectories, MICHR is offering two funding mechanisms – Pathway to First Grant and Pathway to Independence. These awards are intended to support investigators who need to collect additional data to competitively pursue their first extramural grants (such as NIH K or R21) or larger independent grants (such as NIH R01 or similar).  

Research should propose addressing an important area of clinical and translational science or a community-identified health priority. Applications are encouraged for projects at all stages of translation (T1-T4) that use one of the following approaches to research: investigator-initiated, collaborative, or community-based participatory. Details are available here.  

Applications for these awards are open to faculty from all campuses, 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. 

Applications for the Pathway Awards are due April 15, 2019 and must be submitted via UMMS Competition Space.  

Further information about MICHR funding is available here.  

If you have questions, please email the MICHR Pilot Grant Program at