Wayne State University

Limited submissions funding opportunities

Some external grant opportunities allow limited institutional submissions. In those cases, internal competitions are held. If a Request for Proposals (RFP) indicates that the university is limited in the number of submissions it is allowed, please contact Sarah James.

Limited submissions

Sponsor/Program Program description Internal instructions Internal deadline Sponsor deadline
The Moore Inventor Fellows Focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. WSU internal coordinating instructions Dec 17, 2018 Nominations: Feb  11, 2019

Application: Mar 4, 2019
Camille Dreyfus Scholar-Teacher Award Supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. WSU internal coordinating instructions Nov 21, 2018 Feb 7, 2019
W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program  The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. WSU internal coordinating instructions Nov 20, 2018  May 1, 2019

Michigan Health Endowment Fund 2019 Community Health Impact Program

Supports local or regional organizations with bold ideas to address health challenges in any of the Health Fund's focus areas.

WSU internal coordinating instructions 

Nov 19, 2018

Concept paper: 
Nov 28, 2018

Full application: Jan 17, 2019

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Provides seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU universities.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Oct 23, 2018

Jan 7, 2019

Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Supports new and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty, who are working in new research directions.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Oct 23, 2018

Jan 8, 2019

NIH's Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)

Encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Feb, 2019

Anticipated: May 31, 2019

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Supports scholarships for academically-talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school. WSU internal coordinating instructions Anticipated: March, 2019 Anticipated: Spring/ Summer 2019

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program (HRSA-17-070)

Aims to develop and expand the behavioral health workforce serving populations across the lifespan, including in rural and medically underserved areas.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Apr, 2019

Anticpated: Jul, 2019

American Diabetes Association's Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Apr, 2019

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Programs Catalyst Award

Provides one year of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program's principal areas of focus.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Apr, 2019

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

2019 Healthy Aging Grant- Michigan Health Endowment Fund Aims to improve access and availability of integrated, comprehensive services for older adults and their caregivers, delivered in a person-centered way. Accepting proposals in two categories: Healthy Aging or Caregiving that address one of the Health Fund's cross-cutting goals: workforce development or integration. WSU internal coordinating instructions Anticipated: Apr, 2019 Anticipated: Jul, 2019
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Junior Faculty Grant Junior faculty funding for innovative and insightful medical research on the hematologic malignancies. WSU internal coordinating instructions Anticipated: May, 2019 Anticipated: Aug, 2019

Edward Mallinckrodt, JR Foundation

Supports early stage investigators engaged in basic biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis or treatment of disease.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: May, 2019

Anticipated: Aug, 2019

St. Baldrick's Foundation Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Funds livesaving research that focus on all major types of childhood cancers.

Contact Valerie Wade, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Contact Valerie Wade, Karmanos Cancer Institute

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

The Pew Charitable Trusts Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jun, 2019

Anticipated: Oct, 2019

Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Award in Neuroscience

Supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jun, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jun, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

Searle Scholars Program

Supports research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level in their first tenure-track position.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

Jan 14, 2019: For events occurring between Apr 1, 2019 and Sept 30, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

Mar 1, 2019 for events occurring between Apr 1, 2019 and Sept 30, 2019

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Jul, 2019

Anticipated: Sept, 2019

W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program

Seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new terriroty in their field.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Aug, 2019

Anticipated: Dec, 2019

Serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.
WSU internal coordinating instructions
Anticipated: Aug, 2019
Anticipated:  Jan, 2020
Aims to support theoretical approaches making important contributions to the life sciences and to foster a scientific culture of theory-experiment collaborations similar to that prevailing in physics.
WSU internal coordinating instructions
Anticipated: Aug, 2019
Anticipated:
Oct, 2019

Robin Roberts Cancer Survivorship Research Fund

In honor of Robin Roberts, the V Foundation has established a research fund in her name, to support research related to cancer survivorship.

WSU internal coordinating instructions

contact Evano Piasentin for submission details

Anticipated Nomination due: Aug, 2019

Anticipated Application Due: Sept, 2019

Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1)

Focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources (creation of new technologies or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA).

WSU internal coordinating instructions

Anticipated: Aug, 2019 

Anticipated: Consultation on or before Nov, 2019

Anticipated: LOI Due: Dec, 2019

Anticipated Full Proposal Due: Jan, 2020

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Recognizes the country's most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Chemistry. WSU internal coordinating instructions Anticipated: Aug, 2019 Anticipated: Nov, 2019

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation

Supports innovative grants for translational research in ovarian, uterine, breast, or cervical cancer.

Contact Valerie Wade, Karmanos Cancer Institute

ongoing

Jan 15 through Apr 30 each year