Traditional Seed Grants


What is this service?

Traditional Seed Grants are small awards (up to $5K) that have flexibility in allowable expenses and will support any aspect of promising and innovative clinical and translational research. Funds can be used for a new stand-alone research project or to enhance an existing project.

Traditional Seed Grant Guidelines

Human Subjects Requirements

Who can use this service?

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.

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

This opportunity is currently closed. We anticipate relaunching in March 2020 but will do so sooner if additional funding becomes available. Please contact MICHR’s Pilot Grant Program at before starting an application to ensure funds for this mechanism are still available.

How much does this service cost?

This service is free. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.

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