IHPI can provide pre-submission proposal planning consultations, non-technical writing support and editing, and facilitates access to research and funding resources for grant and grant development. Our office aims to help multi-investigator center or program project grant development efforts that surround health care reform, Medicaid policy, opioid policy, healthy aging, health equity, enhancing value in health care, and precision health.
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Useful tools and websites
MICHR Research Development Core: IHPI works in close partnership with the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), which offers an extensive array of no-cost services to support clinical and translational research across the University. Grant proposal support is provided through MICHR’s Research Development Core and includes research development consultations, grant editing services, and letters of support for MICHR services related to proposal research goals. To learn more about MICHR’s services, click here.
Medical School Office of Research: The Medical School Office of Research comprises over a dozen units offering a wide range of support to the research community. To learn more, visit their website. One specific resource that may be of interest to members is the UMMS Grant Proposal Sampler, which is a repository of sample proposals that have been donated by faculty members to guide fellow researchers in developing their own proposals. IHPI member faculty with appointments outside of the Medical School may contact Jill Jividen at email@example.com to request access to the Sampler.
University of Michigan Office of Research and Sponsored Projects: The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) assists faculty and principal investigators (PIs) wishing to conduct funded research, testing, or, to engage in research-related agreements with industry, non-profit, and governmental entities. Research grants from industrial and non-profit sponsors don’t always have the same flexibility as they do with federal sponsors, but ORSP’s Project Representatives help negotiate, facilitate and manage grants, agreements, and sponsored research relations. ORSP staff reviews proposals, reviews awards and negotiates agreements, and processes all awards to Sponsored Programs, under the Office of Finance. Remember, though: Your first point of contact is your department Research Administrator (RA), who can help with policies, processes, system and forms. If you do not know that person you can use OSRP’s Blue Pages to look up the name and contact information for your research administrator.
University of Michigan Library: The University of Michigan Library provides links to resources for grant writing preparation and training on its website. In addition, informationists and librarians are available to provide individual consultations and group trainings on how to search funding databases and set up funding alerts. To request a consultation, click here.
Large Grant Resources:
- MICHR is in the process of developing resources to support researchers who wish to pursue large, center/program project grant opportunities from NIH. Currently available are educational slides, an annotated proposal budget example, and component/core checklists for pulling together the required proposal sections. Contact Wendy Lombard for more information.
- The Medical School Office of Research recognizes that preparation of large, multi-investigator grants creates a significant burden for faculty, and support for the organization and assembly of these grants is often minimal. Therefore, they developed a Proposal Preparation Funding Program to provide funds to support the submission of multi-investigator grants. To learn more about this resource, visit the Medical School Office of Research website.
Grant Sprint: A novel, cooperative method for writing grant proposals enables collaborators to efficiently synthesize ideas from the entire research team. Within two, four-hour sessions, a group of 5-10 participants can create a robust draft of a grant proposal – including the specific aims and research strategy. To learn more about how to conduct a Grant Sprint, download the Grant Sprint Manual.
Through mentoring, coaching, and constructive critiquing, IHPI supports member faculty who are developing proposals for health services research funding from a variety of sources. Listen to Dr. Jennifer Waljee speak about the importance of mentorship for health services research grants.