IHPI provides an array of grant development services, including pre-submission planning, writing, and editing support for all types of grant proposals and related materials. We also facilitate access to internal and external research and funding resources to support the grant development process.
Expert health services research-focused writing support services to help IHPI members develop successful grant proposals.
IHPI offers a variety of services and resources for members who are preparing career development award (K) proposals, including the IHPI/MICHR K Writing Workshop, the IHPI/CHOP K Mock Study Section Program, a K Proposal Archive, and more.
A nine-month structured mentoring program to help IHPI faculty members develop and submit their first health services research-focused R01 proposal.
Descriptions of IHPI infrastructure, services, and resources.
Grant Proposal Development Resources Guide
Coming soon! Links to other services, funding resources, and materials for developing career development award proposals.
Grant Development Workshops and Events around Campus
Other grant development 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.
- Medical School Office of Research: Comprises over a dozen units offering a wide range of support to the research community. The office provides a UMMS Grant Proposal Sampler (access restricted to Medical School affiliates), a repository of sample proposals that have been donated by faculty members to guide fellow researchers in developing their own proposals.
- U-M Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP): assists faculty and principal investigators (PIs) wishing to conduct funded research or 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. Use OSRP’s Blue Pages to look up the name and contact information for your research administrator. OSRP also offers a Proposal Writer’s Guide.
- University of Michigan Library: provides links to resources for grant writing preparation and training. 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.
Large Grant Resources:
- MICHR offers a portfolio of large-scale grant support services available to faculty across the university. Services include education/resources, strategic input, proposal management, grant editing, and pilot award opportunities.
- The Medical School Office of Research offers a Proposal Preparation Funding Program to provide funds to support the submission of multi-investigator grants.
Grant Sprints: 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.