Share your innovative ideas – Fostering Innovation Grants starts accepting submissions today

Send us your flash of inspiration and innovation by submitting your idea for a Fostering Innovation Grant. Round 16 of FIGs starts today and is now accepting online applications.

The Fostering Innovation Grants (FIGs) program provides all UMHS faculty and staff with an opportunity to obtain funding to implement innovative ideas by awarding seed money for one- or two-year pilot projects.

Since FIGs began in 2005, more than $1.5 million has been awarded to help units try out and implement new ideas. More than 210 projects around the U-M Health System have received funding and nearly 70 have become implemented on a permanent basis within UMHS.

If you are inspired and have an idea that is innovative, you may just need some FIGs bucks! Visit our FIGs page and apply before April 19.

Check out our FIGs Resources page for ideas and tips on how to submit your innovative ideas.

While you’re there, visit the FIGs Awarded Projects page for information on past awardees. If you are a past awardee, check out the Awardees page for helpful suggestions to keep your project going and learn how the FIGs team can provide support.

If you have an idea that is innovative, and just need some FIGs bucks to see it come to light, this is your chance! Submit your ideas before the April 19 deadline.

What are you waiting for? Send in your ideas today!