Funding Pulse: January 2013

Government Grants Update: In an effort to decrease the perception of bias in its grant awards, the National Institutes of Health is considering a pilot program that would blind grant reviewers, making the application process anonymous. Read the press release from NIH, as well as an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Funding Opportunity:  The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) Pilot Grant Program deadline is approaching on February 15, 2013. Offering grants to encourage translational medicine and interdisciplinary collaboration, funding ranges from $25,000 to $75,000 through the following programs:

·        T1 Bench to Bedside Translation ($75,000 maximum)
·        T1 Endowment for Basic Sciences Partnership Accelerating Translation ($50,000 maximum)
·        T2 Translational Science ($50,000 maximum)
·        T3 CURES: Community University Research Partnership ($25,000 maximum)
·        T3 RIP: Research Into Practice Networks ($50,000 maximum)
·        Collaborative Mental Health Research Award ($25,000 maximum)

Get the full proposal guidelines here, and contact the pilot program coordinator, Debra Warrick (at if you have any questions.



As previously mentioned, two Taubman librarians have been awarded MCubed grants! If you’re seeking funding for your own interdisciplinary work, find out about the upcoming third round of “cubing” through the MCubed site.

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