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Forbes Scholars

The Forbes Scholars initiative offers faculty members throughout the University of Michigan funding for high-risk, high-reward cancer research

Awards focus on faculty dedicated to team science, embodying the ideals of the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery. We seek the most dynamic researchers with the boldest ideas from all areas of campus.

Senior Forbes Scholars

Top senior investigators will receive grants up to $200,000 per year, with the ability to reapply for a grant renewal when the first term is completed.

Emerging Forbes Scholars

Junior faculty receive $75,000 each year, with the goal of increasing the number of researchers in all disciplines with roots in cancer research and enhanced potential to secure future cancer research funding.

The Forbes Scholars program increases the pace with which innovative laboratory discoveries are transformed into new patient treatments, and establishes a university-wide cohort of researchers committed to cancer discovery. The number and types of scholars selected each year varies based on the availability of funds and the applications received.