Small Grants for Faculty Research: 2020

The University of Michigan’s Population Dynamics and Health Program (PDHP), part of the Population Studies Center at the Institute for Social Research, is pleased to accept applications for its Spring 2020 Small Grants Program. PSC offers four types of small grants — (1) Pilot Project Seed Grants, (2) Methods Development Small Grants, (3) Mini Seed Grants for Project Development, and (4) Mini Grants for Computing and Secure Data Analysis — as described below.

Please note the following points of emphasis:

  • We will give priority to applications that propose new research on the population dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The primary intent of the Pilot Project Seed Grants is to provide resources to projects that will strengthen subsequent applications for external funding. However, we will also consider applications for research projects that do not require further outside funding, especially if the work being proposed is related to the population dynamics of COVID-19.

  • We will give priority to applications that can be funded from the following sources:

Human subjects: For projects that will involve human subjects, no funds will be released until all IRB permissions are in place. Please plan accordingly so that the research may commence on time.

Click on the links below for details about each type of small grant and its application form.

Type of Small Grant

Purpose

Award Size

Eligible Faculty

Application Due Date

Pilot Project Seed Grants

To fund pilot projects in population science that enhance the strength of subsequent proposals to NIH (or other external sources) for full-scale population science research projects.

Most grants will range from $10,000 to $15,000, but grants above this range will also be considered.

All U-M faculty

TBD, Fall 2020

Methods Development Small Grants

To support work that advances population science by developing, testing, and implementing new methods that meet researchers’ needs across existing projects and/or in new proposals

Most grants will range from $10,000 to $15,000, but grants above this range will also be considered.

PSC Faculty Affiliates

TBD, Fall 2020

Mini Seed Grants for Project Development

To support PHDP Faculty Affiliates who are developing projects that are externally funded or are likely to lead to external funding and are in need of relatively small-scale support.

Up to $3,000

PSC Faculty Affiliates

Applications  reviewed on a rolling basis

Mini Grants for Computing and Secure Data Analysis

To support PDHP faculty affiliates in need of high-performance computing and other computing resources (including setting up secure workspaces for sensitive data)

Up to $3,000

PSC Faculty Affiliates

Applications  reviewed on a rolling basis