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.
NIH will not provide prior approval for MICHR pilot grants that propose research being conducted outside of the United States. Due to this policy, we cannot accept applications proposing research that will be conducted abroad.
Eligibility requirements and application guidelines for the current funding cycle 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?
There are two application cycles per year. The MICHR Pilot Grant Program will be announcing its next round of funding in summer 2017, with applications due in fall 2017.
How much does this service cost?
This service is free but there may be cost-sharing requirements for your department. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.