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Housing Solutions for Health Equity Announces RFP for Pilot Grant Funding

Housing Solutions for Health Equity announces a request for proposals (RFP) for pilot grant funding in the amount of $5,000 to $15,000. University of Michigan faculty, researchers, and postdoctoral scholars are eligible to apply.


Housing Solutions for Health Equity informs local, state, and national policy through interdisciplinary research on housing as it relates to equity in health, race, socio-economic status, and aging. Pilot grants will support research related to this mission.

Terms of Funding

Research proposals must address topics related to housing through an equity lens, including equity in health, race, socio-economic status, and aging. The application must describe the project’s significance towards improving knowledge in the field of housing studies. The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

  1. The project is significant towards improving knowledge in the field of housing studies and includes an equity component.

  2. The project will use appropriate research design and methodology.

  3. The proposal describes how results will be disseminated.

  4. There is evidence of commitment to collaborative process between all team members, including delegating roles and identifying expertise on the team.

  5. The research team has relevant expertise.

  6. The budget is appropriate and the timeline is reasonable.


The following terms apply:

  1. The application team must include at least one PI from the University of Michigan. Potential PIs include research professors, research scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and tenure track faculty. The team may include members from other schools and universities. Although not required or included in the application evaluation criteria, we encourage the application team to partner with community groups, industry groups, and policy-making organizations in their research.

  2. Grants will begin the 1st day of the month following the approval date, and last for a year. A 6-month progress report will be due no later than the 15th day of month 7 and a final report will be due no later than 30 days after project end date.

  3. Project teams are strongly encouraged to publish and disseminate results in the peer-reviewed literature and other high-impact venues. A published product or plans for a published product should be included in the final report.

Application Instructions

Submit the following materials by email to Please organize pages 1 to 5 into a single document and include the appendix separately.

Page 1: A cover sheet with the title of the proposed research project, the name and contact information for the PI, and contact information for the PI’s departmental grant manager

Page 2-4: A proposal narrative (at most 3-pages double spaced) that includes the following information:

  1. Lists specific aim(s)

  2. Summarizes relevant literature

  3. Describes significant contribution toward housing studies

  4. Details the methodology and data sources

  5. Enumerates responsibilities of each project team member

  6. Indicates the dissemination plan, including publishing in the peer-reviewed literature

  7. Project timeline that details specific milestones related to the study

Page 5: A budget and budget justification

Appendix 1: A biosketch and curriculum vitae (CV) for each project team member highlighting the expertise they have related to this research project

Important dates

Applications will be awarded on a rolling basis beginning May 1, 2023. Applicants will be informed of funding decisions within a month of receipt of the application.

Contact Information

Contact the Housing Solutions for Health Equity team at with questions.


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