The Center for Innovation and Research organizes approximately two announcements per year for investigators to apply for seed funds that will support projects matching the Mission, Vision, and priorities of the CFIR. The process begins with a call to investigators to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for innovative research projects utilizing both MSU researchers and Sparrow clinicians. The LOIs are reviewed by the CFIR Advisory Board, whose suggestions are forwarded to the CFIR Governing Board for decisions for request for full review. Investigators with strong projects are invited to apply for a Full Proposal. The proposals that are submitted are reviewed for merit. The Advisory Board selects the top proposals and makes recommendations to the Governing Board for support.
The Policy Manual provides information and details on CFIR Policies to be followed by the grant recipients. The document may be viewed here.
The Policy document is to be used in conjunction with the CFIR Funding Support Guidelines.