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Internal Funding Opportunities

Large Grant Acceleration Program (LGAP)

An area of promising research growth for UMSOM lies in encouraging PI teams to submit applications for large NIH awards such as P01, P30, P50, U19, U54, and similar awards. In recognition of this need, and of the intense effort and resources required for these submissions, Dr. Reece has initiated the Large Grant Acceleration Program. The LGAP is designed to provide multiple types of support for investigators planning a new NIH center or program grant. This program is only designed to support the submission of new awards and is not available for competitive renewals.

Support is available to select teams via:

1) One time $10,000 seed grants
2) Administrative support for assembling proposals
3) Contingent Institutional Support
4) $30,000 in unrestricted funds for any team that is awarded a new grant that was submitted through the LGAP Initiative within the next 3 years for the PI to use at their discretion.

Further information about the LGAP program, including frequently asked questions, can be found here.

Interested in participating? Please email to begin a conversation.

2023 Passano Foundation Clinician-Investigator Award for Career Development

The Passano Clinician-Investigator Awards promote translational research at the UMSOM by supporting faculty clinician-scientists in the early stage of their career. Each awardee is provided $37,500 annually for 2 years to support salary and fringe benefits, allowing protected time for research that will enable the awardee to acquire the experience and preliminary results necessary to apply for external grant support and career development opportunities. Full-time clinicians at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level are eligible. 

The Center for Advanced Research Training & Innovation (CARTI) will be handling the internal review process for this award. Send applications to Dr. Marey Shriver ( by October 3rd, 2022.

Details can be found here: 2023 Passano Award Guidelines

Limited Submission Competition(s)

The Searle Scholars Program Limited Submission opportunity is now open for 2023 competitation. The School of Medicine has been invited to nominate one faculty member for this program. Details regarding the internal competition in SOM has been sent via SOM-ORA. Interested investigators should email their 2-page pre-proposal plus a full CV to Katherine Kight ( by Friday, July 15th, 2022.