The Emerging Opportunities program supports collaborative sustainability research and assessment activities that span multiple disciplines and sectors and connect science to real-world decisions and actions. To support these efforts, which range from one-time meetings and workshops to multi-year projects, we offer a variety of regular funding opportunities and resources.
These 8-month grants of up to $10,000 each are offered twice a year to support a wide range of collaborative activities such as conferences, project planning, white papers, and workshops. Anticipate funding approximately 3 grants per funding cycle. Learn more and apply.
These small scale grants of up to $2,500 support work requiring limited funding and are available to early-stage investigators from units with limited research funding support. Anticipate funding 4-6 grants per semester, on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply.
We make connections among experts, facilitate stakeholder engagement, assist with project management and evaluation, and explore additional sources of funding. Networking meetings provide opportunities for U-M faculty to share strategies and develop new ideas. U-M researchers and external partners are encouraged to contact us to discuss potential initiatives.
U-M Faculty from the Flint, Dearborn, and Ann Arbor campuses are eligible to serve as a Principal or Co-Investigator; see the requests for proposals for complete eligibility information.