Capstone for Impact Grants
Description

You are eligible to apply for this grant even if you have already received a CFI grant, or if you are planning to apply in the future for your CFI work. 

Please note that we do not fund publication fees.

The Capstone for Impact (CFI) Grants are merit-based funding opportunities to support work towards student CFI projects.  Projects not specifically earmarked to be the CFI will also be considered and will follow the same application and assessment process. A faculty sponsor is needed to provide recommendations.  

There are three grant award categories:


 M0 Summer Impact Accelerator: $500 

M1 Summer Impact Accelerator: $500

Capstone For Impact Grant: $2,000


Please note that for group projects, each student in the group is eligible for the $2,000 grant. You may also be eligible for more funding. For further inquiry please email Dr. Michael Englesbe (englesbe@med.umich.edu). For other questions on this application, please contact Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu).   

You may also be able to apply for an NIH funded short term training grant to support your CFI.  For more information, please contact Dr. Margolis (bmargoli@med.umich.edu)


Please expect an 4-6 week decision time.  



Application Guidelines for M0 Summer Impact Accelerator (M0 SIAP)  (Click HERE for M0 SIAP Application)

1. The M0 Summer Impact Accelerator is only offered to newly admitted students for the summer before they officially begin coursework at University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS). Goal of this opportunity is for students to explore their non-clinical professional development, and to lay the groundwork for their Capstone for Impact project. Students do NOT need to be in Ann Arbor for this experience.  

2. Provide 250-500 word proposal. Proposal should outline goals of the project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals and nature of the supervision.

3. Your project mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter. Your mentor does not have to be affiliated with University of Michigan's Medical School.

4. The deliverable for this opportunity is a 250-500 word reflection on how the work completed over the summer contributed to your non-clinical professional development as well as how and to what extent it laid the foundation for your Capstone for Impact project. This reflection is to be emailed to Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu) within the first two weeks of M1 year.  


Application Guidelines for M1 Summer Impact Accelerator 

1. The M1 Summer Impact Accelerator is only offered to M1 students in their summer before M2 year.  Goal of this opportunity is for students to explore their non-clinical professional development, and to lay the groundwork for their Capstone for Impact projectStudents do NOT need to be in Ann Arbor for this experience.

2. Provide 250-500 word proposal. Proposal should outline goals of the project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals and nature of the supervision.

3. Your project mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter. Your mentor does not have to be affiliated with University of Michigan's Medical School.

4. The deliverable for this opportunity is a 250-500 word reflection on how the work completed over the summer contributed to your non-clinical professional development as well as how and to what extent it laid the foundation for your Capstone for Impact project. This reflection is to be emailed to Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu) within the first two weeks of M2 year.  



Application Guidelines for CFI Grant:

  1. Available to all actively enrolled UMMS students in any phase of the curriculum. 

  2. Provide a proposal. Your proposal should succinctly outline a) goals of your project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals, and how your project will contribute to the medical field at large - if available, include citations to relevant literature that will be helpful in understanding how the proposal fits into existing scholarship and b) how this funding will contribute to your project. 

  3. Proposal should be a minimum of 500 words, and may not exceed 1,500 words.

  4. Your CFI Advisor/Project Mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter.

  5. If funding is being requested/received from multiple sources for this project, please disclose each source. 

  6. Applications are reviewed only after they have been completed and submitted through the online application. You will receive an email notification regarding the award decision. If a grant is awarded, procedures for payment will be outlined in that email.

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Capstone for Impact Grants


You are eligible to apply for this grant even if you have already received a CFI grant, or if you are planning to apply in the future for your CFI work. 

Please note that we do not fund publication fees.

The Capstone for Impact (CFI) Grants are merit-based funding opportunities to support work towards student CFI projects.  Projects not specifically earmarked to be the CFI will also be considered and will follow the same application and assessment process. A faculty sponsor is needed to provide recommendations.  

There are three grant award categories:


 M0 Summer Impact Accelerator: $500 

M1 Summer Impact Accelerator: $500

Capstone For Impact Grant: $2,000


Please note that for group projects, each student in the group is eligible for the $2,000 grant. You may also be eligible for more funding. For further inquiry please email Dr. Michael Englesbe (englesbe@med.umich.edu). For other questions on this application, please contact Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu).   

You may also be able to apply for an NIH funded short term training grant to support your CFI.  For more information, please contact Dr. Margolis (bmargoli@med.umich.edu)


Please expect an 4-6 week decision time.  



Application Guidelines for M0 Summer Impact Accelerator (M0 SIAP)  (Click HERE for M0 SIAP Application)

1. The M0 Summer Impact Accelerator is only offered to newly admitted students for the summer before they officially begin coursework at University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS). Goal of this opportunity is for students to explore their non-clinical professional development, and to lay the groundwork for their Capstone for Impact project. Students do NOT need to be in Ann Arbor for this experience.  

2. Provide 250-500 word proposal. Proposal should outline goals of the project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals and nature of the supervision.

3. Your project mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter. Your mentor does not have to be affiliated with University of Michigan's Medical School.

4. The deliverable for this opportunity is a 250-500 word reflection on how the work completed over the summer contributed to your non-clinical professional development as well as how and to what extent it laid the foundation for your Capstone for Impact project. This reflection is to be emailed to Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu) within the first two weeks of M1 year.  


Application Guidelines for M1 Summer Impact Accelerator 

1. The M1 Summer Impact Accelerator is only offered to M1 students in their summer before M2 year.  Goal of this opportunity is for students to explore their non-clinical professional development, and to lay the groundwork for their Capstone for Impact projectStudents do NOT need to be in Ann Arbor for this experience.

2. Provide 250-500 word proposal. Proposal should outline goals of the project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals and nature of the supervision.

3. Your project mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter. Your mentor does not have to be affiliated with University of Michigan's Medical School.

4. The deliverable for this opportunity is a 250-500 word reflection on how the work completed over the summer contributed to your non-clinical professional development as well as how and to what extent it laid the foundation for your Capstone for Impact project. This reflection is to be emailed to Samiah Haque (samhaque@med.umich.edu) within the first two weeks of M2 year.  



Application Guidelines for CFI Grant:

  1. Available to all actively enrolled UMMS students in any phase of the curriculum. 

  2. Provide a proposal. Your proposal should succinctly outline a) goals of your project, methods that will be used to achieve the goals, and how your project will contribute to the medical field at large - if available, include citations to relevant literature that will be helpful in understanding how the proposal fits into existing scholarship and b) how this funding will contribute to your project. 

  3. Proposal should be a minimum of 500 words, and may not exceed 1,500 words.

  4. Your CFI Advisor/Project Mentor must complete a brief online recommendation section in the application attesting their approval of your application. They will not have to write a letter.

  5. If funding is being requested/received from multiple sources for this project, please disclose each source. 

  6. Applications are reviewed only after they have been completed and submitted through the online application. You will receive an email notification regarding the award decision. If a grant is awarded, procedures for payment will be outlined in that email.