Our Current Opportunities
Rachel Upjohn Clinical Scholar
The University of Michigan Depression Center is requesting proposals for the 2019 Rachel Upjohn Clinical Scholars program. The purpose of this program is to support U-M early career faculty who are members of the Depression Center and interested in engaging in research in mood disorders. Innovative and original ideas for projects from the applicants are welcomed.
Successful projects will be considered to have a high probability of progression along an independent research trajectory. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will use the resources of this award to support their own innovative research that will lead to original publications and grant applications. The Depression Center will provide the successful Rachel Upjohn Clinical Scholar awardee with writing support for subsequent proposal applications from the Depression Center’s Sr. Technical Writer. The Department of Psychiatry and Depression Center are committed to providing mentoring support to foster these academic activities.
Strategic Translational Research Awards (STAR Awards)
Strategic Translational Research Awards (STAR Awards) of $10,000 are available to Depression Center members who are students, residents, fellows or post-doctoral candidates. Those not currently members can review criteria for membership at: http://www.depressioncenter.org/about-us/who-we-are/become-a-member/. This funding is designed for exploring or testing innovative research ideas. Preference will be given to proposals containing innovative that original research ideas brought forth by the trainee. It is anticipated that the research will build on existing research in the lab or research team, for example adding a new experiment to an existing project.
Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars Award
The University of Michigan Depression Center is requesting proposals for the FY20 Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) Scholars program. The purpose of this program is to support U-M faculty who are interested in implementing and evaluating mental health services or clinical interventions that promote integrated care and seek to improve access to evidence-based practices for lower income and Medicaid eligible populations with behavioral health care needs in the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Mental Health Integration Partnership (MIP) aims to improve the lives of Michigan residents by enhancing access to care for consumers with behavioral health care needs and enhancing the delivery of services for intended populations. Through public-private partnerships with provider organizations and community foundations, MIP involves U-M clinical experts to implement state-of-the-art care models to enhance the quality of care and the well-being of children and adults from lower income communities in Michigan and to inform the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) regarding integrated care best practices, with an eye towards improving overall health in Michigan and beyond.
The University of Michigan Depression Center Frances & Kenneth Eisenberg Translational Research Prize
The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is accepting nominations for the Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Research Prize. This prestigious award is given annually to a world-renowned scientist and honors breakthrough research accomplishments that advance knowledge in the understanding of mechanisms and treatments in depressions, bipolar illnesses, or related disorders.
The Prize is a $50,000 award, unrestricted, to be used at the recipient's sole discretion for the support of research operations and/or equipment. Disbursement of the Prize to the recipient shall take place at a scientific presentation given by the Prize winner.
- Nominee must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent international degrees.
- Research shall be in depression, bipolar illness and related disorders, broadly defined.
- International scientists are eligible.
- University of Michigan scientists are not eligible.
- Self-nomination is permitted.
- Nominee must be able to devote up to two days as Visiting Professor with a special lecture at the University of Michigan.
- If selected for the Prize, recipients will be invited to join the Eisenberg Research Prize review panel to select subsequent recipients of the Prize.
For a nomination to be considered, the following form below must be submitted before the November 22, 2019.