Michigan Drug Discovery Early-Stage Grants

Twice per year, the Michigan Drug Discovery provides grant awards of up to $75,000 each for drug discovery research in all therapeutic areas. 

Preference will be given to studies on novel drug targets with a clear medical need and commercial viability.

The expectation is that most of the awarded funds will be used in the following U-M core laboratories to accelerate the discovery process:

Up to $5,000 of award can be used for work and supplies outside of the pre-approved cores.

Apply for funding

The pre-submission period Fall 2019 funding cycle has closed. If you previously met with us regarding submitting an application this funding round, and you have completed a pre-submission meeting, you can access the application here.

Our next round of funding will open in Spring 2020. To be notified when we are accepting pre-submissions and proposals again, please complete this form.