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Small Grants for Training and Research:
Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Trainees

Please read the following instructions carefully, as the scope of our small grants program has changed. The Population Studies Center has several sources of discretionary funds to support Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Trainees. Currently these include several endowments: Freedman, Hermalin, Eva Mueller, multiple Weinberg award categories and PSC Alumni endowment funds.

Eligibility:

Number of applications allowed: Only 1 application/project proposal per applicant accepted.

Application Review: The PSC Advisory Committee will evaluate all requests and if funded, will determine the most appropriate funding source for each award. Award amounts will vary, and in most cases funds will be available immediately after the awards are announced, provided all regulatory requirements are in place.

Period of award: In general, projects should be designed to last approximately 12 months. Slightly longer periods may be accepted. Please address any need for extension in your project description. Post-award extensions may be granted for up to one additional year due to extenuating circumstances but must be approved at least 3 months in advance of original deadline. Awards that are not commenced within the first year will be withdrawn, and the awardee may re-apply in the following grant cycle.

IRB Requirements: No funds will be released until all IRB permissions are in place. Please plan accordingly so that the research may commence on time.

Deadlines:

April 12, 2018 Call for proposals
May 7, 2018 11:59 p.m.   Proposal deadline
May 22, 2018 Announcement of awards

Final Report: A 2-3 page final report is required at the end of the period of research. This report should include a description of your research activities, findings, products (e.g. papers, presentations, grant proposals) and future plans. In addition, you should expect to report and discuss your findings in a meeting/talk with other researchers. All awarded small grant investigators should expect follow-up for routine data collection used in reporting on center grants and competing renewals.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials is May 7, 2018 Please send materials as attachments to Lekisha Maxwell (lekmax@umich.edu)