Funding Pulse: February 2013


Craig Reynolds becomes the new associate director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP); read the full story in the University Record.


Representatives introduce a new bill to increase access to public ally funded research, the Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR). Read the press release about the bill, and the full bill here.

Nomination Opportunities: 

Funder:  Office of the Vice President for Research

Opportunity: Research Faculty Award

Nomination Deadline: February 22, 2013

Award Amount: $1,000 – $2,000, depending on nomination category

Additional information


Funder: US Chamber of Commerce & Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation

Opportunity: Distinguished Life Sciences Scientist Award

Nomination Deadline: February 26, 2013

Award Amount: $10,000

Additional information

Funding Opportunities:

Funder:  University of Michigan, Office of the Provost

Opportunity: Third Century Initiative – Global Challenges Advisory Committee

Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2013

Award Amount: $10,000 – $300,000 (depending on the sub-program)

Additional information: See an overview of the Global Challenges program here, and the request for proposals here.


Funder: Michigan Campus Compact Venture Grants

Opportunity: Venture Grants Cycle 42, to develop or expand community service programs, service-learning opportunities, and/or civic learning activities.

Proposal Deadline: March 22, 2013

Award Amount: $1,000 – $3,500

Additional Information on the current funding cycle (cycle 42) is available here.


Funder: The Arthritis Foundation

Opportunity: The Arthritis Foundation Flagship Initiative in Osteoarthritis

Proposal Deadline: April 15th, 2013

Award Amount: $1 million

Additional Information:  The full request for proposal is available here.


Funder: Department of Defense

Opportunity: Defense Medical Research and Development Program – Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program – Traumatic Brain Injury Research Award

Proposal Deadline: May 21, 2013

Award Amount: $12,000,000 for up to 6 awards

Additional information: Search for CFDA 12.420 or;jsessionid=gHTxRvCcTPJbv4ZTXGn02JCGvMg1JrFYF8yQcfVWYK8mwVqDLG1D!1848300817?oppId=217275&mode=VIEW )

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