Center for Innovation and Research Call for Letters of Intent
CFIR currently accepts Concept Papers/Letters of Intent/Grant Proposals on a rolling submission basis.
Beginning January 2017, Rolling Submissions will be reviewed on the following schedule:
February 1, May 1, October 1
Proposals may be either Research (typically $50,000) or Translation (typically $25,000) projects.
Concept papers can be 1-2 pages long. The Director will review the information and provide feedback on whether the project is suitable for CFIR. They can be mailed to Sharon.Baer@Sparrow.org
Please see the Letters of Intent Instructions below for more information, as well as the Criteria for Proposals.
Research Letters of Intent Instructions
Translation Letters of Intent Instructions
Full proposals instructions can be found here.
- Additionally, projects that were previously submitted to other institutions and were scored, but not funded, are welcome to contact the CFIR for possible project support in order to help strengthen their proposal for resubmission.
- Also, CFIR will consider proposals for Micro-Grants with a likelihood that the project will lead to another proposal at a federal level and support a collaborative team. The Micro-Grant budget typically does not exceed $10,000.00. Please use this template for submitting a MIcro-grant request.
*Prior to finalization of the budget, please contact Nancy Miller, Administrative Director, Sparrow Clinical Research Institute. She can review and assist with budget concerns at Sparrow. Nancy.Miller@Sparrow.org Please allow two weeks of lead time for processing.
*For Sparrow IRB issues, please contact Heather Park-May, Sparrow IRB Administrator: Heather.Park-May@Sparrow.org
>>> Interdisciplinary partnerships with team members from both Sparrow and MSU is a requirement.
Submissions can be sent to: Sharon.Baer@Sparrow.org