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.
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.
More information about the Traditional Seed Grant, including application guidelines, can be found here.
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?
Applications for the Traditional Seed Grants are accepted on a quarterly basis until all available funding has been distributed.
How much does this service cost?
This service is free. The cost pricing/recharge rates for this and other MICHR services are available here.