Accelerating Synergy Award


What is this service?

The MICHR Accelerating Synergy Award is designed to enable investigative teams to address significant, complex, and multifaceted research problems in the areas of clinical and translational science using an interdisciplinary approach.

We expect that the results obtained from this funding will be used to develop an external large-scale proposal (e.g., NIH U- or P-series grant). Being competitive for LSPs requires significant advanced planning, a well-defined and central research theme, strong preliminary data, and a history of partnership among collaborating investigators. The goal of this award is to position investigative teams for future large-scale proposal success.

MICHR is offering two Accelerating Synergy Award mechanisms– 1) Positioning and 2) Grant Development – that align with project needs and anticipated time to LSP submission. Each award will provide $100,000 in funding for one year.

The Positioning mechanism is designed for applicants who are approximately two years from submitting an external large-scale proposal. Funds should be used to obtain preliminary data and to work with and publish with collaborators, thereby establishing a strong history of partnership.

The Grant Development mechanism is designed for applicants who are approximately one year from submitting an external large-scale proposal. Funds should be used for supporting the time and resources required to develop the large-scale proposal, with a smaller amount allocated as needed to obtain final preliminary data. It is the expectation that an external large-scale proposal is submitted by the end of the one-year award period.

Human Subjects Requirements (PDF)

Who can use this service?

Faculty members with primary appointments at the University of Michigan are eligible to serve as principal investigators.

When should I contact MICHR about this service?

We expect to offer this funding opportunity 1-2 times per year. Watch this page for details.

How much does this service cost?

This service is free and there are no cost-sharing requirements for your department. The cost pricing/recharge rates for other MICHR services are available here.


Accelerating Synergy Award

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