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Internal Funding Opportunities

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 2rd, 2023.

Details can be found here: 2024 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.