Eligibility Criteria:

  • The project must relate to the development of medical products with clinical applications in human health care.
  • The research should be beyond “basic/fundamental” stage and be ready to begin translation into a commercial product.
  • Coulter-funded projects require Co-PI collaborations between at least one U-M faculty health care provider (physicians, nurses, or dentists) and at least one U-M College of Engineering faculty member, both with project-relevant expertise. 
  • Only permanent, full-time faculty in the professorial ranks (assistant, associate, full or research) at the University of Michigan may apply.
  • Translational research plans to de-risk technical hurdles leading towards early-stage product and business development.