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Michigan Investigator Initiated Research Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Investigator Initiated Research Program offers grants to Michigan-based researchers and nonprofit organizations to address issues of quality and costs of healthcare, access to care, and community health.

Priority is given to applications that address:

  • Hypertension
  • Major depression
  • High cholesterol
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Other Substance Use Disorder
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis

Eligible applicants are primary investigators with medical or doctoral level credentials based in hospitals, universities, and healthcare systems in Michigan.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $75,000.

Application process

A link to the application form is available on the program website.

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a concept paper to for feedback before submitting a full proposal.

Applications are accepted at any time and reviewed 3 times each year.

Tagged as
Access · Alcohol use · Behavioral health · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare quality · Mental health · Population health · Public health · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Michigan

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.