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Pilot Grants Program

The Geriatrics Center, using support provided by the National Institute on Aging's Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and other institutional entities, supports an annual competition for those seeking pilot grant support to start a research project focused on aging or diseases of the elderly. Applicants must be full-time faculty members at the University of Michigan. Projects are typically funded for 1 year and at $40,000 (direct costs, plus applicable indirect costs). A request for applications, with additional details about format and relationship to Center initiatives, is typically issued every December, with applications due in January and funding available for winning applicants by July.

Individuals interested in obtaining applications, guidelines, and the required Other Financial Support form should go to

2017 University of Michigan OAIC Pepper Center Pilot Grant Awardees