Research Funding

2019 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science.

Deadline: February 1, 2019

The Taubman Institute at the University of Michigan has opened the nomination period for the 2019 Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science.   The awardee,  to be selected by a national panel of past prize recipients and other leaders in academic medicine, will receive $100,000 and be hosted at U-M in Ann Arbor for a two-day visiting professorship.

The Taubman Prize was established in 2011 to recognize significant research findings that have made an impact on the care of patients and treatment of disease.

The deadline for entries is Feb. 1, 2019.  We would be grateful if you could inform your faculty members of the opportunity offered by the Taubman Prize to reward those doing important  work in translational research.  Please note that nominees no longer need hold an MD degree; the prize is open to PhD researchers as well.

Contest rules and nomination form, along with a list of previous years’ winners, are available at:

Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award)

2018 Call for Proposals

    Release Date: October 30, 2018 | Application Deadline: December 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET


The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)OptumLabsCareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. See data provider descriptions in the CFP for specific eligibility criteria.
  • Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields. Use of the data under this CFP is restricted to noncommercial purposes.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.


Key Dates

October 30, 2018
Call for proposals released.November 9, 2018 (1:30–3:00 p.m. ET)
Prospective applicant informational webinar. The recording is now available here.

December 14, 2018 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.

February 22, 2019
Applicants notified whether invited to submit full proposals.

April 5, 2019 (3 p.m. ET)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.

July 22, 2019
Notification of finalists.

September 15, 2019
Grants start.

Total Awards

  • Successful applicants will be given access to the selected dataset at no cost to the grantee.
  • No financial awards of any kind, including salary support, will be given under this CFP.
  • Data access will accommodate studies of up to 12 months.
  • We anticipate awarding up to nine projects using HCCI data; up to six projects using OptumLabs data; up to six projects using CareJourney data; and up to five projects using athenahealth data.


DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

Wednesday, December 12, 2019
10:30 AM – 5 PM
UNO College of Business Administration
Register here.

A LIVE STREAM from the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit is your chance to learn from the Navy program managers about $ millions in innovation funding available for small business.

Working with Industry: Avenues for Partnering with Industry and Primes

Leaders from prime contractors and small businesses will discuss the value of subcontracting/contracting and how to approach their organization to capture these opportunities.

Beyond SBIR/STTR: Follow-on Funding Opportunities

Learn directly from funding organizations on how to identify and navigate commercialization opportunities, leverage SBIR projects and secure additional capital.

Funding Your Innovation Idea: Tips & Tricks for Securing SBIR Funding

This panel will provide tips and tricks to help you be part of the 15- 20% of SBIR/STTR applications that get awarded. You will learn what resources are available to help you.

DoD Topics Discussion

Navy agency representatives discuss how you can get a share of the $350 million of non-dilutive funds invested every year by the Navy in innovative ideas.

Rapid Fire Pitches

NBDC PTAC and commercialization consultants will demonstrate two-minute elevator pitches and give tips on how to present your products or services.

Don’t miss your opportunity:Sign up for a private face-to-face consulting session with a Navy program manager on site. Make your appointment