Announcing U-M Injury Prevention Center Pilot Study Funding

Injury is the leading cause of death for people 1 to 44 years old and the leading cause of potential years of life lost in the U.S., at a cost to society in the hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Successful approaches to decrease the burden of injury require innovation. The focus of the U-M Injury Pilot Study awards is on building capacity in injury research in the region.

The U-M Injury Prevention Center anticipates funding up to four one-year pilot study awards in 2018 that have the greatest potential to advance injury prevention science:

One award ($50,000) – open to investigators from any school/program at the University of Michigan

Two awards ($30,000 per award) – open to investigators from University of Michigan, AND must include faculty at the U-M College of Engineering as a PI or multiple PI

One award ($25,000) – open to investigators from any school/program at the University of Michigan and project must focus on translational research

The proposals should address: a) translation of research findings, and, b) public health relevance and impact as applicable to one or more of these U-M Injury Prevention Center focus areas:

  • Unintentional Injury Prevention:  Motor Vehicle Crash, Prescription Drug Overdose, Concussion, Falls
  • Violence Prevention:  Youth Violence, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Suicidal Behavior

How To Apply:

The full RFA and application instructions may be found on the UMMS (University of Michigan Medical School) Competition Space website at:

Important Dates:

Applications: due 5 p.m. ET, Friday, October 13, 2017

Funding decisions: to be communicated to funded study PIs by Friday, December 22, 2017 (estimated)

Please send questions to: Sonia Kamat at skamat@med

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Publication Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017
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