Request for Applications

The Biosciences Initiative requests proposals for forward-looking, high impact scientific research endeavors within the biosciences. Proposals should take advantage of the breadth of bioscience and convergent disciplines at U-M and center around the principle of creating globally-leading research programs focused on solving major problems in the biosciences. Proposals will be considered in two categories: Scientific Research Initiatives, which are efforts designed to advance major new directions in transdisciplinary discovery; and Exploratory Funding, which is focused on early stage experimental activities.

2020 RFA
  • Dates, documents, and details coming summer 2020
2019 RFA Key Dates:
  • April 30, 2019: Letter of Intent due (only for Scientific Research Initiatives)
  • May 31, 2019: Invitations for full proposals (only for Scientific Research Initiatives)
  • Aug. 30, 2019: Due date for all proposals
  • Dec. 2019: Notice of awards
2019 RFA and Application Forms:
2019 RFA Resources:

Learn more about our recent RFA grantees.