Translation Grant

Who should apply to the Translation Grant program? 

 Our Translation grants are for students and fellows to support their work with a community partner, including work related to an APEX product or other internships. Master’s students, PhD students, and research fellows in the Epidemiology department are eligible to apply. All master’s and PhD students in the Social Epidemiology Certificate Program are eligible to apply (regardless of what department they are in). We are not currently accepting applications from anyone else outside of the department at this time.


How much funding can I receive? 

 We offer up to $1,000 for the Translation Research grants. 


What can I use the grant funds for? 

 The funds can be used as a student’s summer salary or as a stipend to support an unpaid internship, or to fund travel related to the execution of the project, research supplies, and hosting costs. Funding will be paid through the Office of Financial Aid. 


Are there non-allowable costs?

 Yes. Neither grant can be used to cover effort or travel not specifically related to the execution of the project.


How long is the budget cycle? 

 The grant funding for the Translation grants will be available for up to 12 months. At the close of the project, you may choose to re-apply for a new grant. Any unspent funds at the close of the project will be returned to CSEPH.


What is required in my application?

You will be asked to provide: 

  • Your project proposal (no more than 2 pages)
  • A personal statement that addresses how your project plan contributes to your interests/professional development, how you came to work with your community partner and/or why you want to work with them, and how the project contributes to CSEPH’s mission (no more than 1,000 words)
  • A letter of support from the community partner you will be working with that describes the community organization, a community-identified need, and how your project will address the need
  • An itemized budget (please use this one

When can I apply?

We have three annual submission deadlines - applications may be submitted by either Oct. 15, Feb. 15, or May 15.

*Application approvals/denials will be sent no later than 4 weeks after the application is submitted; please plan accordingly.

Where can I apply?

You can apply HERE.

Are there any conditions that apply to me if I receive grant funding?

 Yes. All grantees are expected to submit a final grant report at the conclusion of the project, to present their research/product at a CSEPH seminar, to potentially serve as a reviewer for future awards, and to acknowledge CSEPH funding when presenting the research/product. 

 Additionally, awardees of the Translation grant are expected to participate in the “Entering, Engaging, and Exiting Communities” training hosted by the Ginsberg Center (or a similar training experience). 


Is there someone I can contact if I have any questions?

 Abbi Crowder is the Center Administrator and staff lead of the grants program. Please contact her (crowdabi@umich.edu) with any questions.